It has been a big week for protests in San Francisco (which those outside the Bay Area will assume is like a big week for gravity — it’s always goin’ on). Tuesday evening, unhappy reaction to the Prop 8 ruling culminated in hundreds of peaceful gay rights protesters marching from Civic Center down to the Metreon. At least, that’s where we peeled off from the crowd to catch a movie.
The political foment fermented some more today, as Evan Hill’s recent post notes (Jeff Adachi, Dennis Herrera, union members: Hell no, we won't furlough).
But wait — there’s more. There was an event outside the Ninth Circuit in downtown SF today to call for the impeachment of Torture Memo King Jay Bybee. Dozens of protesters (we’re posting a photo of one, but trust us, dozens) showed up, a few dressed, like this guy, in orange jumpsuits and black hoods. We’d respectfully submit that running around a court building in prisonwear is just asking for an Unfortunate Misunderstanding, but fortunately this is an appeals court.
Photographic demigod Jason Doiy points out that there was no indication of Bybee being in the building at the time, but the protesters were not to be daunted. He says they were threatening to make the demonstrations a recurring event until Bybee is held accountable for his role in crafting the Bush administration’s torture policies. Also, they talked about following Bybee to his regular haunt, Las Vegas (a.k.a, for the ironically inclined, “Sin City.”)
— Brian McDonough