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Fri Feb 7 2003
Gay Shame Attacked By Police While Protesting Gavin Newsom
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2/7/2003:Members of the community organization Gay Shame had gathered outside the SF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center to say "shame!" on Gavin Newsom for notorious anti-homeless policies, as well as on the Center for its cynical attempt to cozy up to the conservative mayoral frontrunner. By holding an event with Gavin Newsom, the Center revealed who its real community was- and who got left out. At $125, tickets for the fundraiser cost more than twice the monthly income of San Francisco's neediest under Newsom's new "Care not Cash" plan.

Towards the end of the peaceful protest, demonstrators tried to follow Gavin into the center and the SFPD rushed them, hitting them with police battons as the center's communications director looked on. Four protestors were arrested, two of whom were thrown face down into the street and dragged over concrete to the police wagons.

There will be a press conference Monday February 10th at noon at the Hall of Justice 850 Bryant SF

Details 1 | 2 | 3 | Pictures | More on Gavin Newsom

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