Demonstrations against president-elect Donald Trump have proliferated through the city every day since Election Day, and this weekend, there will be several more demonstrations related to the election, including protests, sit-ins, and community gatherings for peace. Here's a roundup of when and where they're set to occur.
Tonight: 'Dump Trump' March Downtown
Tonight, protesters will once again gather for a march downtown, organized by a group billing itself simply as "Fuck Trump." The protest, set to begin at Powell and Post streets at 6pm, will show protesters' "refusal of Trump & Pence and their endorsement of racism, xenophobia, ableism, misogyny, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, and hate in general."
Saturday: Group Hug In Dolores Park
For those looking for a little comfort at the end of the week, Dolores Park will play host to a massive group hug, from 3-4pm tomorrow.
"We're all in a lot of pain," the organizers write. "Come meet at Dolores Park for hugs and community support, including at least one giant group hug, to spread the love and remind each other that we are here for one another as one family." Visitors are instructed to look for signs that say "Group Hug."
Sunday: Sit-In At 555 California, Golden Gate Park March
Sunday will bring two more protests, on both the east and west sides of the city. Downtown, protesters are planning an 11am sit-in in the public space outside 555 California St., a building of which Trump is a partial owner. With over 1,000 attendees RSVPing on Facebook, it will likely be the largest of the four events. [Update: The Facebook event for this sit-in has been taken down, and it's not clear whether it will continue. If you know either way, please contact us.]
"Come to peacefully protest to show that hatred will not be tolerated," the organizers write.
Residents of the avenues will be able to protest as well: the Richmond District Blog is hosting a "March For America" walk to coincide with the regular Sunday street closure there. Marchers will meet at JFK Drive and 10th Avenue (behind the de Young Museum) at 11am, then walk together to Ocean Beach.
"On Sunday, let’s come together to protest the results of our election and march for what we hold dear about our country and the democratic process," write the organizers, who are encouraging attendees to wear a safety pin—a symbol of beacons of safety that was adopted in the UK after the Brexit vote.
If you attend any of these protests and want to share photos, news, and comments from the ground, text Hoodline at (415) 200-3233.
We're also asking readers to continue to keep us apprised of demonstrations in the city, both pro- and anti-Trump.
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