Although the effect they have will--at best--be microscopic, protesters are out in full force at Montgomery and Sansome Pine streets right now, just outside the Israeli consulate. The rally is reportedly about the violence going on in the Gaza Strip. As well as the art of protesting itself. As of 6 p.m. scores of white people with liberal arts degrees are making themselves heard. Loudly. But tonight's protest is a bit different in that there are angry voices from people on both sides (Team Israel and Team Palestine!) making a fuss. Which side are you on? Or, rather, could you not care less?

UPDATE I: As of 6:15 p.m., protesters are moving up Market Street.

UPDATE II: On its way to Civic Center, the protest is stopping Muni buses on Market Street. If you must drive on Market Street this evening, don't. Take the underground instead.

Image from tonight's protest: rockbandit