Ocean Beach Resist Trump Rally – Photo Gallery

by on March 4, 2017 · 10 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, Election, Ocean Beach, Organizing, Politics

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Caleb Serban-Lawler captured this photo via drone of people lining the beach

From Indivisible San Diego:

More than six hundred San Diegans marched from Dog Beach to the Ocean Beach Pier this morning with a demand to impeach President Trump. The protesters created a performance art project by standing in patterns to spell the messages “RESIST!” and “IMPEACH!” on the sand. Drone cameraman Caleb Serban-Lawler of Sabre Springs captured the images.

“San Diegans are fed up with Trump’s lies about Russia and the undermining of our democracy,” said organizer Kathy Stadler of Indivisible San Diego, which co-sponsored the event. “Trump’s dangerous policies and unstable leadership strongly suggest he won’t last four years. Republicans, like Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, would be wise to listen to their constituents and stop enabling this corrupt administration.”

Indivisible San Diego registered new voters and recruited new members at the event. Nearly 90 Indivisible groups are active in San Diego County.

OB Rag/SDFP Editor and event organizer talks to the media. Photo by Pamela Hughes/Indivisible SD

From the OB Rag, which co-sponsored the event:

Nearly 500 people showed up today, Saturday, March 4th, on the sands of Ocean Beach and spelled out the word “IMPEACH”. This all came down just north of the OB Pier.

Just earlier in the morning, about 200 people spelled out the word “RESIST” north at Dog Beach. That crowd then marched south along the beach to the other gathering and filled up the letters.

Ocean Beach

Making the message clear. Photo via Indivisible SD

Photo via Indivisible SD

Voter registration in progress at Indivisible table. Photo by Pamela Hughes / Indivisible SD

Here are more photos from March 4 Impeachment facebook:

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Old Frank March 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don’t affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a “disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.”

However, professing such third-party concern—what social scientists refer to as “moral outrage”—is often a function of self-interest, wielded to assuage feelings of personal culpability for societal harms or reinforce (to the self and others) one’s own status as a Very Good Person.

I’d suggest that being intimately involved in local politics and doing good things for your community has a greater yield than getting together with like-minded people to protest an already elected president.

If only this much human effort were expended before the election……..

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Steve zivolich March 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Well done Frank G.
Wish I could have staid for the whole event.
Odd times to have loose nut and science denyer as our electoral leader.

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nostalgic March 6, 2017 at 9:29 am

These are magnificent photos! From all of us, a special thank-you to Caleb Serban-Lawler for this truly spectacular presentation.(And no, I don’t know him, I’m not related, I just loved the pictures).

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Tyler March 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

600? According to what? I was surfing during the protest and I spent a good 5 minutes looking at the head count. There were no more than 250…MAYBE 300.

Why inflate it? You can even get a decent estimate looking at the photos.

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rick callejon March 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

Tyler,

Are you related to Sean Spicer?

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Tyler March 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Cool snark.

Trump is a jackass and Spicer is his stooge…

I know it’s hard to process, but you can be against Trump and also against stupid protest messages. Protest this administration and its policies, but do so in a way that actually furthers the cause. Spelling out impeach before we have any direct evidence is childish. Is evidence likely there? YES. Let’s investigate! And inflating numbers is no dumber than Trump telling the crowd at CPAC that there were people lined up for blocks outside (ther weren’t).

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Marc Snelling Marc Snelling March 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

There is already direct evidence this administration has foreign and domestic assets that represent conflicts of interest. Impeachment is a power of the legislature not the judiciary. So how is an impeachment proceeding going to commence as long as the Republican majority votes in lockstep? The lawsuit filed by CREW is already in progress. This WH was already involved in many lawsuits before taking office. That is another potential cause for impeachment. Calls for impeachment are common, and they allege misconduct, they don’t prove it. The House voted to send an impeachment resolution to committee when W was in the office. It contained 35 articles from the Iraq War, prisoner torture, spying and wiretapping to Valerie Plame. The resolution to form an investigative committee failed.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie March 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

Tyler, I personally went down the human chain and counted 280 people and friend Ben continued and came up a total still in line of 380. Dozens had already left the event and another 100 were milling around not in the line.

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unwashedwallmartThong March 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

I’m so glad no one spelled, “No Regerts.”

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Woorke March 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Nearly 90 Indivisible groups are active in San Diego County, thats amazing stuff happening near me

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