Video from Anti-Prop 8 March and Rally in Long Beach - Friday, Nov. 7
I'm bad at guesstimating numbers, but considering how last-minute this anti-Prop 8 march was, I'd say around 5,000 must have turned out.
The march began on the corner of Redondo and Broadway, and commenced down Broadway until it reached its final destination, Hamburger Mary's.
At least three helicopters hovered overhead at various times, I'm sure at least one of them was the LBPD.
Shouted slogans included: "Equal Rights!" "Shame On Hate!" "Hell No, We Won't Go!" -- because some folks didn't like it too much when they were told to not march in the street and keep to the sidewalks. "Whether You Like It Or Not!" -- playing off San Fran Mayor Gavin Newsome's unfortunate cameo appearance in one of the Yes on 8 TV ads.
Protest signs read: CALIFORNIA YOU BETRAYED US STOP THE HATE, REPEAL 8 WHEN DO I GET TO VOTE ON YOUR MARRIAGE? STOP RELIGIOUS BIGOTS MY GOD DOESN'T HATE, WHY DOES YOURS? AMEND THE CONSTITUTION - BAN RELIGIOUS FREAKS NO SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR HETEROS HITLER HATED GAYS TOO MARRIAGE IS A CIVIL RIGHT WE SHALL OVERTURN CALIFORNIA LOVESCHICKENS MORE THAN HUMANS
And my favorite: NO MORE MR. NICE GAY
Now for some video -- sorry for the darkness, I don't have a camera light. First clip is the gathering on the corner of Broadway and Redondo, just before the march down Broadway began at 7 p.m. Second clip is of the march in progress on Broadway. Third clip is the arrival of the front of the march at Hamburger Mary's.
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