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Immigration Ban, Free Tibet Protests Take To City Hall, Native American Rights March To Follow

A prayer service at Civic Center Plaza this afternoon. | Photo: Steve Rhodes/Twitter

By Brittany Hopkins - Published on March 10, 2017.

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall today for two different protests, and a third is expected to follow this evening.

According to Twitter user Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat), today's demonstrations kicked off with a ceremony to honor the 58th Annual Tibetan Uprising Day followed by a 1pm march from City Hall to the Chinese Consulate in Japantown.

Soon after, protestors and city officials against President Trump's latest immigration ban—including supervisors Aaron Peskin and Malia Cohen—gathered on the steps of City Hall for a rally and prayer service.

'No Ban No Wall' protestors then marched down Market Street to the Federal Building at 7th and Mission.

As Rhodes noted on Twitter, a third protest will hit the streets at 5pm today. Activist groups Idle No More SF Bay and Tribal Nations are hosting a brief rally at the 7th and Mission Federal Building followed by a march to Civic Center in support of Native American rights in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

According to the groups' Facebook invite, a larger rally will then take place at Civic Center, featuring a "traditional California Indigenous opening" with speeches from Native American leaders and a danza circle led by local dance troupe Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca.

Thank you to Albertino M. and David N. for the tips.

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