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Stanford Student Civil Disobedience Follows Prop 8 Announcement
by R. Robertson
Tuesday May 26th, 2009 10:42 PM
At noon today about 200 students gathered in White Plaza on Stanford University campus. After briefly rallying they marched to the major Palo Alto intersection of Campus and Palm Drives where they sat in the street and blocked traffic for approximately 30 minutes. There were no arrests.

Photos courtesy: Greg G.
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By cell and text, Stanford LGBT student activists and the Raging Grannies stayed in close touch as they covered the city of Palo Alto with protest.

The Grannies covered the El Camino/Embarcadero intersection near the Stanford University Galvez St. entrance from 11am. The students led protests and blocked the road on the northern side of the city at another busy intersection. Both groups were dismayed upon hearing the ten a.m. announcement that the CA Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 banning gay marriage, and vow to move forward together as they continue to fight for justice.

Near both entrances to the Stanford campus the same chant could be heard:

California, hear our call...
We want equal rights for All!



§Gathering
by R. Robertson Tuesday May 26th, 2009 10:42 PM
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Rally on campus
§Marching in the road
by R. Robertson Tuesday May 26th, 2009 10:42 PM
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§This is why it is called...
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Palm Drive
§Do it in the road
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§meanwhile at the southern entrance
by R. Robertson Tuesday May 26th, 2009 10:42 PM
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Granny Nancy isn't happy about the decision, but she smiles for the camera. The Grannies wore black sashes over wedding costumes.