Monday, February 06, 2017

Blum Capital Business as Usual Disrupted for People's Town Hall

Democracy activists staged a robust thirty minute action on Monday, February 6 at venture capitalist, and husband to Sen. Feinstein, Richard Blum's office in the North Beach district of San Francisco.

Business was disrupted as the building security guards at Blum Capital's office closed the entrance at 909 Montgomery Street, forcing anyone trying to enter to use the Pacific Street doors. Pressing the intercom for Blum's firm failed to produce communication with the receptionist.

The San Francisco Police Department had two patrol officers in a squad car waiting to check in with activists and organizers with the People's Town Hall Project before their arrival. 

KCBS Radio sent a reporter and the SF Examiner had a photojournalist on-site snapping away.

A dozen of us marched and chanted from the corner to the entrance holding signs reading "Blum & Feinstein: Stop Trump Now!"

Co-organizer Ben Becker engaged with a security guard who refused to let us in to deliver a sign to Blum. He also spoke to use without opening the doors, claiming that Blum had left the city in anticipation of our action.

Back at the corner of Montgomery and Pacific, we held a speak out about why we want more effective Democratic Party resistance to Trump and other matters.

Despite the rainy and gray weather, about 20 people participated in the town hall, two of whom were walking by and joined to cheer us on.

Video from the Blum Capital action can be seen here:

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