Textually.org found it significant (as did SMS Text News) that hundreds of today’s Olympic torch relay protesters in San Francisco used a particular messaging service to coordinate actions. Surprisingly (at least to me), it wasn’t Twitter (if News.com has it right). SF Metroblogging’s “Torch has left the building” includes a particularly scathing comment by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin about Mayor Gavin Newsom, while the San Francisco Bay Guardian checks in with more pictures and notes from the scene earlier today. Meanwhile, S.F. Weekly has the nude-run protest (mentioned earlier).
Archive for April, 2008
Wikipedia currently calls him “one of San Francisco’s best-known eccentrics.” Wednesday found him out in the hurly-burly, holding his trademark black sign with brightly colored letters.Picture of Frank Chu by Flickr user honan posted under Creative Commons license
Contra Costa Times reporter Cam Inman, one of several reporters combing the city today for the story behind the Olympic torch run in San Francisco, sent these pictures of San Francisco police officers near either Doyle Drive or Marina Boulevard.
Here are some shots from KTVU Channel 2’s live Webcast of the Olympic torch relay passing along a section of Van Ness Street in San Francisco.
According to Bay Area News Group team coverage of today’s Olympic torch protests in San Francisco (and unrelated Twitter comments), a boat may be used to transport the torch along part of the route originally slated on the Embarcadero.
Contra Costa Times staff writer Betsy Mason, out in San Francisco covering today’s Olympic torch protests, took this picture of Christopher Linnell of Petaluma near Pier 31.
This is the Mogulus channel for Students for a Free Tibet, which the students describe as “[y]our daily source of news, information and updates from Students for a Free Tibet Headquarters.” (Disclaimer: So far, it plays clips from Tuesday’s street protests in San Francisco, but that will likely change as today progresses.) Via SF Metroblogging (via Jason Schupp)
Update (12:20 p.m.):
Here’s a T-shirt that technology journalist Mat Honan plans to wear to today’s protest in San Francisco. The shirt, created by Mule Design and for sale at its Feed Store, was probably created to reference/tweak the Join(Red) campaign; Mule Design says that “$3 from each shirt will be donated to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa; same as the other (red) stuff.”
If you see what other folks — protesters; advocates; just plain gawkers — are wearing today, write in and let me know. (Full disclosure: I know Mat and a few of the folks at Mule Design personally, and bought another of their shirts a year ago.)