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March in Protest of Jeff Sessions' Dismissal Starts at Congresswoman Eshoo's Office
by Text: R.R. Photos: Jack Owicki
Sunday Nov 11th, 2018 5:44 AM
On November 8, a rally in front of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office appeared to be surveilled by a drone in the sky. Demonstrators were protesting Trump's replacement of his attorney general with loyalist Matthew Whitaker. Eshoo issued a statement in support of the protest earlier that day. Photos by Jack Owicki, please credit the photographer.
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When a drone appeared in the sky above Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office, demonstrators peered above, watching it grow closer to the crowd as if to take photos. They postulated that it was surveillance, and wondered by whom.

Hours before the rally, Eshoo released a statement supporting the protest. The Congresswoman is a cosponsor of HR 5476, the “Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act,” which would protect Mueller’s independence while he conducts the Russia investigation.

After protesters shouted chants led by the Raging Grannies, they marched several blocks from Eshoo's office to King Plaza in front of Palo Alto's city hall. There they were greeted by Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and activist Steve Eittreim the two of whom, along with the Grannies, organized the evening's action. Entertainment included inspirational singing by 10-year-old Ava Adams preceded by an open mic. Surprise speaker of the evening Retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell read a passage from a speech by African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass: "We have three weapons: our voices, our pens -- the media -- and our vote. We must use these weapons until we are no longer headed by a bad man."


§Rally in front of Anna Eshoo's office
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§Signs printed way ahead of time by PPJC
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Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center said we knew this day was coming, so he had printed signs all ready in his car. National organizers MoveOn had been planning this rapid response action for months.
§Printed signs were ready to go!
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§Handmade signs were prepared at the last minute
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§Demonstrators sing along with the Grannies from lyric sheets
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Raging Grannies at the helm of rally in front of Eshoo's office
§698 Emerson
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§We're Not Deluded says one of the signs at rally in front of Eshoo's
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We're not deluded, we know you colluded
§Up the block from Eshoo's office
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§Down the block and around the corner from Eshoo's office
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§Let the marching begin!
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§Organizers Steve Eittreim and Paul George welcome marchers as they arrive at King Plaza
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§At King Plaza
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§Steve Eittreim
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§Paul George introduces the Raging Grannies
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§Grannies lead a singalong
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§Retired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell quoting Frederick Douglass
by R. Robertson, photo Sunday Nov 11th, 2018 5:44 AM
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This is the only photo in this post that is NOT by Jack Owicki
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Russians-can-do-no-wrong attitude?...jj...Sunday Nov 11th, 2018 6:59 PM
Democrats Stumping for a Racist ScumRetired Union WorkerSunday Nov 11th, 2018 3:40 PM
Good riddance to Racist Jeff Sessions; Russian-hating is reactionaryFact checkerSunday Nov 11th, 2018 3:18 PM