Thousands descended on downtown San Francisco yesterday to criticize the American airstrike that killed a top Iranian general (Qassem Soleimani) Friday, an action by President Trump that many agree could pull us into a war.
Chanting calls to cease another "imperialist war" from happening and further violence in the Middle East, sign-bearing San Franciscans marched in and around City Hall Saturday afternoon to call for state officials to "give diplomacy a chance," as reported by the Chronicle, ABC7, and various other Bay Area news outlets.
Organized in tandem by Code Pink and A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), members of those organizations and several other groups — like the Arab Resource and Organizing Center — could be heard declaring "hands off Iran" as they snaked through Santa Clara Street, between Powell and Market, accompanied by other protesters.
For those that might've missed the demonstration, or attendees who merely want to relive their rebel-rousing midday soiree, here's a gaggle of snapped images from the vociferous, pro-peace display.
Anti-war protest today in San Francisco pic.twitter.com/yeXG1KXLNt— Eamon Jahani (@iampokeamon) January 4, 2020
I went to a protest in San Francisco, co-hosted by @CodePink and @answercoalition . We protested military action against Iran and troop involvement in Iraq and other countries. Despite what the media will tell you, the Commander that Trump assassinated was highly ... 1/3 pic.twitter.com/rcYcdzprNj— Jason Kishineff for Congress in CA-5 🤠🌹 (@kishineff) January 5, 2020
hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people attended the "no war with iran" protest and rally in downtown san francisco today organized by @sfanswer and @answercoalition. #nowarwithiran #sanfrancisco pic.twitter.com/gNTbPjGHAK— jungho (@najunghoya) January 5, 2020
some photos from the anti-war protest in San Francisco today pic.twitter.com/pDNPWApv9P— Emrys Craig 🇻🇮🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@emrysemerald) January 4, 2020
Image: Twitter via @iampokeamon