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Was the "Sit out the Curfew" event the largest Bay Area "civil disobedience action" ever?
by Just asking
Sunday Jun 7th, 2020 1:37 PM
This past Wednesday's "The Town Sits OUT the Curfew" event (see: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/02/18833634.php ) had something like 8,000 people there, defying the curfew. So wasn't that the "largest Bay Area civil disobedience action" since at least the 1960's?
Several media sources reported that 8,000 people were there, defying the curfew (for example, here's one report: https://www.ktvu.com/news/protesters-dance-in-street-stay-out-past-curfew-with-few-problems-police-say ). As far as I can tell, that seems to be the largest Bay Area "civil disobedience action" since at least the 1960's. There was one in 1982 at the Livermore Labs which had 4,000 to 5,000 (see: https://books.google.com/books?id=Pu4nzrDTRAAC&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=%22civil+disobedience%22+++Livermore++4000++5000&source=bl&ots=KKO6o3IvOG&sig=ACfU3U3SV-pac-rXz9PVLuEimsLE5wJlqA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiMht-pv_DpAhUJqp4KHUuPBPcQ6AEwAHoECBQQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22civil%20disobedience%22%20%20%20Livermore%20%204000%20%205000&f=false ) -- but have there been any larger ones (since the 60's)? And it may also have been one of the largest such actions ever to take place anywhere in the US, for at least the past 40 years. That is, there was a significantly bigger one in Washington, DC in 1971, against the Vietnam War -- some 35,000 people were involved in that one (see: https://books.google.com/books?id=fShihMsD-V0C&pg=PT85&lpg=PT85&dq=%22largest+civil+disobedience+action%22++++35000+++Washington&source=bl&ots=-2IMjO0vss&sig=ACfU3U3YiCnoXuPAeHqBAB7FHnfFaDP0Pg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiu8fyew_DpAhUOpp4KHVBoCXMQ6AEwAHoECBQQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22largest%20civil%20disobedience%20action%22%20%20%20%2035000%20%20%20Washington&f=false ).

Anyway, unless anyone knows of a bigger action, it looks like the "Sit out the Curfew" event may well have been the "largest Bay Area civil disobedience action" since at least the 1960's!

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