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In SF, Music Punctuates Enthusiastic Chanting at Rally and March on Eve of Historic Impeachment Vote
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo
Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
In San Francisco, lyrics were rewritten to rock classics calling for impeachment and a crowd of thousands chanted for "Trump Pence Out Now!"
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Photos by Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the San Francisco Federal Building at 7th and Mission on December 17, at one of more than 650 rallies organized across the country. Starting in the hundreds the crowd soon swelled to an estimated 2,000+ people.

One demonstrator dressed as Alexander Hamilton, another as Uncle Sam. Andrew Kong Knight, known for his work supporting unions as lead singer of the Angry Tired Teachers, covered classic rock songs with impeach Trump lyrics to the delight of protesters.

The crowd then marched through downtown streets. They briefly shut down 7th Street, then were on their way to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Kamala Harris' offices striding to the beat of the St. Gabriel Celestial Brass Band.

Two different organizations called people to the protest, the San Francisco based chapter of Indivisible and SF Refuse Fascism. Demonstrators affiliated with the latter group led an enthusiastic call and response during the march: “Get off the sidewalks and into the streets! Trump and Pence Out Now!"
§Andrew Kong Knight on guitar and singing with back up instrumentalist
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§At the Federal Building, Many Signs
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Young folks with a Trump piñata
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Battery operated candle in the night
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Refuse Fascism Known for Saying: Trump Pence Out Now!
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Out Now!
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§SF is Beautiful in the Night
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§St. Gabriel Celestial Brass Band
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Alexander Hamilton and friend
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§45 in binary code
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Fight or lose it
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Got wheels, will march!
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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§Banner: Make America Great Again/Impeach Donald Trump
by Text: RR Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Phot Sunday Dec 22nd, 2019 7:46 AM
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Meanwhile Revolution Club members chanted:
"5-6-7-8
America was never great!"
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