A Tableau Of Resistance: Scenes From San Francisco’s Trump Protest
And so it begins.
Just before noon in D.C., Donald Trump took the Presidential oath, officially assuming the highest post in the land.
The people, however, were ready to resist. Across the country, citizens poured into the streets—fists held high—in historic numbers, marching, striking, speaking, and taking part in direct actions to stem the tides of bigotry, injustice, and hatred Trump represents and actively promotes. The New York Times has already noted the monumental moment: “The largest previous opposition demonstration at a presidential inauguration was in 1973, when an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 anti-war protesters disrupted President Richard M. Nixon’s second inaugural.”
Seasoned activists and newly engaged citizens alike, of course, stepped out en masse in San Francisco to join in today’s nationwide #J20 protests. Demonstrators congregated at the Justin Herman Plaza downtown at 9am, marching to the offices of Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Peter Thiel, Uber, ICE, among others.
This series of photos documents the day’s events; it is the beginning of a dark era of politics, yes, but also one of mass resistance.
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” — MLK