Local Super Bowl events, now in full swing, have already been a magnet for a variety of activists looking to get the word out to a bigger audience.
Earlier this afternoon, as the venue's audience swelled to reach capacity, 15 to 20 members of Bay Area Intactivists, Bloodstained Men and other groups opposed to circumcision protested at the nearby Ferry Building.
Many wore pants with fake bloodstains near the crotch and held signs saying things like, "Cut the bullshit not the foreskin"and "Protect all children from genital mutilation;" they also handed out cards with reasons why they oppose circumcision.
According to the Bloodstained Men's site, an "intactivist" is someone "who believes that every child, regardless of their gender or parents' beliefs, has the right to their intact genitals, as they're born. Someone who believes forced genital cutting on any child violates human rights. Someone who raises awareness and educates about the functions and value of prepuce (male foreskin, female clitoral hood) to change public opinion thereby protecting the next generation."
Elsewhere in the city, workers and labor activists criticized the situation of Levi's Stadium workers.
Religious groups also made appearances. Here's one we spotted:
Anti-police violence demo at SFO: crowd of abt 50 circling terminals, shouting names of ppl killed by police pic.twitter.com/vsNb4TZzSW— Alex Emslie (@SFNewsReporter) February 6, 2016