The sit/lie law passed by voters on November 4th went into effect on December 17th. The next day 'Sidewalks are for people day' brought people out to sit on sidewalks in the rain. San Francisco, USA.18/22/2010
The sit/lie law passed by voters November 4th went into effect on December 17th. The next day 'Sidewalks are for people day' brought people out to sit on sidewalks in the rain. San Francisco, USA. 18/22/2010
On November 4th, 54 percent of San Francisco voters passed Prop L, a sit/lie law. It went into effect on December 17th, making it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk from 7 am to 11 pm.
On December 18th, activists who opposed Prop L, held 'Sidewalks are for people day.' Even though it rained most of the day, people in several locations broke the law and sat on the sidewalk.
On Divisadero Street, Knit the Clit held a knit-in in front of the Art Night Collective. They were joined by the Brass Liberation Orchestra which had marched from Haight Street.
In the Castro, activists sat in front of Harvey Milk's Castro Camera shop. They were also protesting the Human Rights Campaign's plant to turn it into a retail shop. They called for it to become a center for GLBT youth.
The Coalition on Homelessness provided hot chocolate and coffee on the sidewalk in front of their office in the Tenderloin.
Détournement was "an event in celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant public space" in the tradition of the French Enlightenment salon,