'Silence Is Violence' Anti-Trump Protest Making Its Way Through SF [Updated]

'Silence Is Violence' Anti-Trump Protest Making Its Way Through SF [Updated]Photos: Sarah M. 
Allie Pape
Published on January 28, 2017

A lengthy protest march opposing President Trump's agenda has been on the march downtown, starting at 555 California Street and making its way down Market to the Castro, before heading down 18th Street to the Mission.

According to a Facebook event, the "Silence Is Violence" protest is opposed to racism, misogyny, and police brutality, and in favor of "trans and queer acceptance, indigenous sovereignty, #NoDAPL, and Black Lives Matter." 

Mentions of the march have been scant on Twitter, but tipster Sarah M. sent some photos of it in progress at Market and Valencia, and the SFMTA has regularly been tweeting updates on its whereabouts.

The protest blocked transit and traffic on Market for approximately an hour after it began at noon, and it's expected to continue until 5pm. As of 2:50pm, it's currently at 18th and Sanchez streets; it will eventually make its way down Mission Street to the Ferry Building.

For those interested in protesting further, it's worth noting that a protest of President Trump's executive order regarding refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries will be held outside the international arrivals area at SFO airport, beginning at 3pm. Here's more info. 

Are you in the protest? Have you seen it go by? If so, send us photos and updates via text: (415) 200-3233. 

Update, 5pm: An estimated 150-200 protesters passed Mission St. at 7th St. around 4:30 chanting, among other things, "not our president," "black lives matter," and "you can't drink oil."

Protesters move past the intersection at Mission and 7th streets en route to the Embarcadero. | Photo: Allie Pape/Hoodline