San Francisco, USA extreme right rally flops


This video from the USA says about itself:

‘Minefield’ For Nazis Planned By Dog Owners

25 August 2017

Dog owners in San Francisco want to prepare a smelly surprise for a right wing rally in their city. Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge, and Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how they’re planning on fighting back.

“When a group of far-right activists come to San Francisco to hold a rally this Saturday, they will be met by peace activists offering them flowers to wear in their hair.

Also, dog shit. Lots and lots of dog shit.

Hundreds of San Franciscans plan to prepare Crissy Field, the picturesque beach in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge where rightwing protest group Patriot Prayer will gather, with a generous carpeting of excrement.

“I just had this image of alt-right people stomping around in the poop,” Tuffy Tuffington said of the epiphany he had while walking Bob and Chuck, his two Patterdale terriers, and trying to think of the best way to respond to rightwing extremists in the wake of Charlottesville. “It seemed like a little bit of civil disobedience where we didn’t have to engage with them face to face.”

Tuffington, a 45-year-old artist and designer, created a Facebook event page based on the concept, and the dog owners of San Francisco responded in droves. Many have declared their intention to stockpile their shitpiles for days in advance, then deliver them in bags for the site. (The group is also planning to reconvene on Sunday to “clean up the mess and hug each other”.)”

Read more here.

By Andy Campbell in the USA:

08/26/2017 05:59 pm ET Updated 11 hours ago

San Francisco Dances That Far-Right Rally Out Of Town

It was a day for MC Hammer, not white supremacists.

A controversial “Freedom Rally” planned near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was canceled and replaced by a procession of dancing and merriment on Saturday.

The city had prepared for a street battle between the so-called “alt-right” and counterprotesters, but instead it got MC Hammer leading the public in song outside City Hall.

Much like the “Free Speech” rally held in Boston last weekend, where the cries of a few attendees were muffled by tens of thousands of protesters, this far-right rally had a much smaller voice than the city it occupied.

Hundreds of people were seen marching through the streets of San Francisco, decrying the white supremacists and other extremists that too many of these rallies have attracted this year.

The organizers of the aborted Freedom Rally ― who ended up giving a press conference via Facebook from inside a home with the blinds drawn ― sought to distance themselves from the event in Charlottesville, Virginia, two weeks prior that attracted neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan and a bevy of white supremacists. …

But there’s a reason why the city and its mayor, Ed Lee, attempted to block permits for the rally; why House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called it a “white supremacist rally at Crissy Field”; and why counterprotests were planned in opposition throughout the city: These rallies just keep attracting white supremacists, weapons and violence.

The Freedom Rally’s main organizer, Joey Gibson, is no stranger to how this works. The far-right icon has acknowledged that his rallies ― including one held in Portland, Oregon, in June ― attract white nationalists and other far-right extremists, many of whom bring along makeshift weaponry and spew forth hate speech. …

And though Gibson claimed this rally was set up to “spread a message of love,” you needed only to look at the planned keynote speakers to see an entirely different picture. One of them, Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman, is an unquestionably violent far-right “celebrity” who has spent nearly a decade behind bars on three felony convictions. He earned his “Stickman” moniker after beating a protester with a stick at a violent pro-Trump rally in Berkeley. …

In the afternoon, crowds gathered at Ocean Beach in the shape of a heart and sang even more: crowd dressed in red and pink singing This Land Is Your Land and Imagine at Ocean Beach.

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