Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 34 / 21 August 2014
 

Occupy the Castro event planned for Saturday

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano at an Occupy SF event in November

People protesting on bank bailouts, rising rates of homelessness, and other issues will rally in four San Francisco neighborhoods Saturday, December 3.

One of the areas included is the Castro, where action begins at noon at Harvey Milk Plaza, near the intersection of Castro and Market streets.

Organizers, inspired by the national Occupy movement, say on their Facebook page that they’re targeting neighborhoods  that  “have experienced high rates of evictions for profit, and highlight the local struggles of the 99% against banks, and greedy real estate speculators.”

Events are also expected to start in the Bayview at 11 a.m., Third and Palou streets; the Mission at 1 p.m., at 24th and Mission streets; and in the Tenderloin at 2 p.m., Civic Center, near Hyde and Market streets.

Beginning at 3 p.m., there will be a mass march from Justin Herman Plaza, at Market Street and The Embarcadero, to demand housing justice and corporate accountability.

The Castro rally will include live music and a march “to places that have contributed to the eviction and displacement of folks in the Castro,” organizers said.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 2, 2011 @ 2:30 pm PST
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