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Mario Woods Supporters Greet Super Bowl City Grand Opening With Protest

Mario Woods Supporters Greet Super Bowl City Grand Opening With Protest
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By Brittany Hopkins - Published on January 30, 2016.

As Super Bowl City comes to life at the foot of Market Street today, hundreds of supporters of Mario Woods—the 26-year-old San Francisco resident who was shot and killed by SFPD officers on Dec. 2nd in the Bayview—have gathered downtown to bring attention to calls for SFPD reform.

According to the Chronicle, the supporters' rally started at 11am in Union Square. About 45 minutes later, protesters began marching toward Market and Embarcadero with signs stating "Jail Killer Cops” and “Fire Chief Suhr,” as tourists looked on.

Recent tweets show some supporters were blocked from progressing down the center of Market Street by SFPD officers in riot gear, but others who took a different route through SoMa have been escorted by officers to the Embarcadero.

Here are a few scenes from the ongoing rally: