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Shop til Drop, SFPD Shopping Enforcement Squad, Mall Sheep (17 photos)
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On the busiest shopping day of the year a herd of consumer sheep
crowded into the Union Square area, bleating “baah...buuy moore
stuuff” and “sweeeatshop”.
Signs carried by the sheep read:
United We $pend - Don’t worry - buy happy
Global Justice is the only national security
America - Open For Mindless Consumption
America - Open For Immoral Capitalism
Lady Liberty accompanied the herd as she handed out Christmas
Gift Exemption Vouchers:
The herd was tailed by SFPD’s elite Shopping Enforcement Squad.
As the herd meandered on crowded sidewalks SFPD officers
preemptively blocked access to major retail establishments.
Later, a smaller herd made its way to the Constitutional Rights-free
public/private space of the Mall.
Starting at Nordstrom on the top floors of the San Francisco
Shopping Centre, the bleating sheep took the circular escalators in
the central atrium down several floors before men in suits began
talking into their sleeves. The herd was escorted out by nervous,
underpaid, security guards as they took the escalators down the
last few floors.
On the street a person walking by the herd said “This is great - I
thought irony was dead!”
In front of the GAP, as the sheep bleated “buuy moore stuuff”,
a shopper asked, “What’s this about? You’re protesting the Gap
using wool in their clothes or something?”
For information on Buy Nothing Day go to Adbusters:
> Consumerism <
Street Theater - Sheep Herd hits SF stores for Buy Everything Day!
2nd Annual Convergence of the Consumer Herd
A Buy Nothing Day celebration
November 23, 2001
Union Square Area with an excursion to Nordstrom
and the San Francisco Shopping Center, Market St.
San Francisco, CA USA