Monday, June 17, San Francisco
Today World Can't Wait called a rush hour protest vigil and speak-out in downtown San Francisco on Market Street, demanding: No Government Spying on Whole Populations! Hands Off Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning! Close Guantanamo Now!
The action drew together 30 people to stand up and speak out together: World Can't Wait, School of the Americas Watch, religious activists, Code Pink, Vets for Peace. Others showed up too, several carrying their own homemade signs. We had a bullhorn for agitation and speakers, five people wore the jumpsuits and hoods, others lofted the big banners. We had a display of some letters from Guantanamo prisoners recently published in the Yemen Times. Commuters and tourists were snapping pictures; some would listen for a few minutes and then approach one of us to talk, or walk into the circle and put money into the donation can.