About 70 anti-eviction and anti-cop protesters (a new breed of Mission activist?) just passed our newsroom on Mission Street a bit before 4 p.m. Wednesday, chanting “Unite the block, against the cops!” The protesters — of the black hoodie-wearing type — were escorted down the street by dozens of cops and about four SFPD vehicles — ready for any potential trouble. Traffic was momentarily delayed.
The activists were moving from the 24th Street BART Station north to the 16th Street one, for what their posters announced as a “coffee not cops” gathering. (Only in the Mission).
We’ll have an update later this afternoon.
The banner out in front is a unique twist on the ol’ “What Would Jesus Do” bracelets, instead reading in Spanish, “What would the Zapatistas do?”
So, Subcomandante Marcos, any thoughts on the Mission eviction crisis? Our comment section awaits your response.