San Francisco Anti-War Rally, October 27, 2007

Hail Ants

I, for one, welcome our new overlords

Stockholm Syndrome was much in evidence at the rally.

This Reconstructionist rabbi mentioned Allah during her prayers on stage.

"Arab sympathizer" stickers were commonplace.

Many people wore signs commemorating Iraqis who were dead -- though how they died and/or who killed them was never explained.

In the middle of it all, Saddam Hussein rose from the dead and appeared as a spectre in the crowd.

Protesters peruse a placard explaining an exhibit of empty shoes put together by the American Friends Service Committee an as anti-war statement during the post-march rally in Dolores Park. The shoes represent people who have died as a result of the war in Iraq.

There were an awful lot of shoes. I thought perhaps they symbolized dead American soldiers, but... to them was this installation of a sign above a large scroll.

The list of names on the scroll.

Code Pink carried signs in Arabic. I have no idea what they said. I bet even the people carrying them didn't know Arabic either and themselves didn't know for sure what their own signs said. [UPDATE: zombietime reader "BN" sends in this accurate translation of the signs: the white sign says "Stop the War / Bush = Terrorist"; the pink sign says "The blood is on our hands."]

A sarcastic vacation destination.

A t-shirt glamorizing Palestinian hijacker and terrorist Leila Khaled.

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