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The Unsilent Majority

Images from street actions around the Bay.

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Editor’s note: Read more post-election reactions here.


Donald Trump’s
black swan victory had barely begun to sink in when thousands of people took to the streets and highways across the Bay Area. In the wee hours of November 9, would-be rioters in Oakland broke windows and set a dumpster ablaze. After daybreak, about 1,500 Berkeley High School students walked out of class, chanting “Dump Trump!” That evening, hundreds gathered with candles at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro as hundreds more marched toward them from Powell and Market Streets. San Francisco students followed suit the next day, coordinating a walkout from at least 10 schools and marching from City Hall to the Embarcadero. In Oakland that weekend, thousands of people joined hands around Lake Merritt. The president-elect, meanwhile, called the unrest “very unfair!” on Twitter and speculated that it was the work of “professional protesters.” To which one marcher in Golden Gate Park responded with a simple sign: “I am a professional American.”

 


Originally published in the December issue of
San Francisco

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