Monday, February 13, 2017

Messages of Resistance and Persistence

Nearly 1,000 activists assembled on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Saturday morning to send a message to President Donald Trump.

The group stood and sat in such a way as to form the word "Resist!” in huge letters across the sand. “The message, aimed at what many perceive to be an increasingly authoritarian American government, was organized on Facebook by Brad Newsham of Oakland who began creating such visual events in 2006 and commissioned a helicopter photographer for $1,000 an hour for the event.”

The upbeat protest included chants of ‘We want a leader, not a creepy tweeter!’ and many signs of protest. “One of the exclamation points was created by people clad in neon pink, who one Twitter user said belonged to the grassroots organization Codepink.”

“ San Franciscans have been coming out in force in the past weeks with similar messages of resistance and persistence, donning purple and joining hands across the Golden Gate Bridge on Inauguration Day, for example. Another group lead by San Francisco Green Peace representatives were arrested for hanging a banner from a crane that also read 'Resist' on January 25.”