Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Si Se Puede

"Yes You Can"

With the help of The Freewayblogger, these were the signs on a number of freeway overpasses that greeted people coming into San Francisco on May 1st, "A Day Without Immigrants".

As you can see, the crowd of marchers had their spirits uplifted by the motivational freeway signs they saw as they made their way into the city.

There was a huge turnout for the march downtown, while the Mission District resembled more of a ghost town, as many businesses shut down for the day in support of the protest.

The few establishments that did decide to stay open on Monday reported very slow business.

In the end, I believe it was a very successful day for immigrants who set out to show how much they contribute to our society.

Between the two of us, we put up six "Si Se Puede" signs. And at the end of the day, the freeway signs that Scarlet and I posted in support of our immigrant brothers and sisters were still up, greeting drivers. Whether they liked it or not.

March and Mission Street photos courtesy of Beyond Chron.

5 Comments:

At May 03, 2006 8:58 AM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Success indeed! A smile upon you my friend(s)...:>)

 
At May 03, 2006 4:28 PM, Blogger celticfire said...

A big si se puede from portland! I posted my pics/video on my blog..we got more then the press reported...but that is what usually happens...

 
At May 03, 2006 8:12 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thank you, Poetryman.

Celtic, good to see you back up and posting, comrade. I'll have to head over to your blog and check it out. And you're right, the "liberal" press always deflates the numbers who attend these things.

 
At May 04, 2006 12:47 AM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

look at the power of people when we unite! unbelievable

 
At May 04, 2006 5:02 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

It is a powerful message, Graeme. I wonder if the politicians were paying attention.

 

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