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Traffic Stopping Protest and March to Save the USPS
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
On August 22, tens of thousands of people took action across America with a message – #SaveUSPS. In Palo Alto, a giant dragon blowup figure dominated the scene ... protesters dressed it as a postal worker and posed it at the entrance of the downtown post office.
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Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

On August 22, tens of thousands of people took action across America to demand that elected officials get rid of Postmaster General DeJoy and provide immediate support for the Postal Service. They called for the stop and reversal of the mail slowdown policies introduced by DeJoy.

In Palo Alto colorful street theater ruled the hour. Protesters stopped traffic on the main street in front of the downtown post office, then marched down a side street to bring their demonstration to the attention of farmers market shoppers. Raging Grannies "defended" the post office with spatulas, wooden cooking spoons, and rolling pins. Protesters dressed a giant blow up dragon as a postal worker and posed it at the entrance of the post office. About one hundred people filled a block in the busy the downtown area.
§into the streets
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§repurposed Bernie sign
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§march to farmers market--Stop Fascism!
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§Don't Mess with USPS
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§Even the dragon wore a mask
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§this post office shows its historic roots
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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Built in 1932
§waving from opposite side of the street
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§great signs thanks to Raging Grannies
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§More signs, more Grannies...and defense "weapons"
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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rolling pins and wooden cooking utensils
§Second from right ... speaker gets in the street too
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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LaDoris Cordell, former judge and after that an Independent Police Auditor for the city of San Jose
§All along the block and down a side street too
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§HONK
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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§message
by R. Robertson
Tuesday Aug 25th, 2020 1:40 AM
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No One Required to Vote by Mail; Options Provided Here10 Weeks to GoTuesday Aug 25th, 2020 11:47 AM
Don't Mess With the USPSNanci WoodyTuesday Aug 25th, 2020 9:58 AM
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