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|GLBT rights counter protest at Rainbow festival|
|Date||Sunday September 03|
|Time||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
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|20th and L st. for early orientation. Once the event starts see our booth inside the festival to join in. We will be active as long as the anti-gay protesters stay.|
|info [at] standupsac.com|
At Sacramento Pride, a large group or protesters showed up un-announced and surprised our community. This time we will be prepared.
Rainbow Festival is labor day weekend at 20th and K streets downtown in the heart of our community. The Festival organizers are doing a great job working with the Sacramento P. D. They have arranged for great security, planned to set up blocks and gates to ensure everyone in the festival has a great time. However, we do expect a large group of anti-gay protesters outside of the event.
We will be organizing the main counter protest outside of the gates to directly buffer the festival and the make sure our community is supported. We will have signs, banners, and a plan on what to do in different situations. We are asking everyone NOT to directly confront the protesters on your own. Please join in with an organized group, go through and orientation, and be safe. There are several different organizations that are planning parts of the counter protests. Ask your favorite local GLBT organizations if they will be represented, or feel free to join in here at Stand Up Sacramento!
We will meet at 20th and L street for an early orientation. If you come late, go inside of the festival and find our booth to get involved in the counter.
Please see our website for more information and forward this to your friends.