25 Agosto 2017 11:45
A fitting welcome...Far-right protesters will be given a stinky ‘welcome’ as they descend on San Francisco this saturday.
Right-wing protest group, Patriot Prayer, are heading to picturesque beach Crissy Field in the liberal city to hold a rally, where they’ll be met with peaceful protesters offering flowers… and dog poo.A San Francisco-based art and designer, Tuffy Tuffington, has set up a Facebook event that invites dog owners from the Bay to collect their pet’s excrement to lay a minefield of faeces for the nationalist group. ‘I just had this image of alt-right people stomping around in the poop,’ Tuffington told The Guardian about her decision to create the epic get-turdgether. ‘It seemed like a little bit of civil disobedience where we didn’t have to engage with them face-to-face.’ The response has been overwhelming, Tuffington said, with many telling her that they are stocking up on dog shit days before the rally and will be delivering it to the beach on Saturday. The group will clean up the mess afterwards and ‘hug each other’ as well. Fight fire with fire.
After the violent and deadly clashes at a neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, and following previous Patriot Prayer rallies in San Francisco, city authorities are on high alert.