Trump inauguration protest in San Francisco’s Civic Center, January 20, 2017. All photos by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Documenting the resistance

A year of protest photos from the Left Coast

November 13, 2016: Taking to the streets

Protesters march through the Castro, carrying signs including “Not My President” and “I Will Not Be Silent”.
Protesters sit and stand in the street in the Mission district, holding signs including “Never Again Not Mein Fuhrer” and “Remember Hitler Was Also Elected”.
Protesters sit in the street in front of the Ferry Building at night; one standing speaks into a megaphone.

November 16, 2016: Standing with Standing Rock

Protesters march past San Francisco City Hall, carrying signs and a banner reading “Honor Treaty Rights”.
A protester holds a sign reading “We Can’t Drink Oil! #NODAPL”
Protesters stand in the street holding signs and a banner reading “Keep It In The Ground”.

November 19, 2016: Rallying against white supremacy

Protesters stand in the rain with raised fists.
A protester marches while holding a sign reading “Nasty Women Rise Up!”

January 20, 2017: Protesting the inauguration

A protester stands in the rain holding a sign reading “My Melanin Is Not A Threat”.
Protesters stand in the rain, holding ANSWER Coalition signs reading “#DumpTheTrump Fight White Supremacy” and “Fight Back Against Sexism, Homophobia, War & Racism”.

January 21, 2017: Women’s March

Women’s March attendees hold a banner reading “Love Trumps Hate”.
San Francisco City Hall from above, lit in pink for the Women’s March.

January 26, 2017: People over pipelines

A protester holds a sign reading “People Over Pipelines”.
A protester holds a sign reading “RESIST!”
Protesters sit in the street, holding signs and banners.

February 4, 2017: No ban, no wall

Protesters hold signs reading “No Ban, No Wall” and “Refugees Are Welcome Here!”
A protester holds a sign reading “Respect Immigrants or Expect Resistance”.
A child holding the flag of Yemen sits on an adult’s shoulders at the rally.

March 8, 2017: Day Without a Woman

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed speaks on the steps of City Hall.
A woman and young girl, both dressed in red, sit on the steps of City Hall.

April 15, 2017: Tax March

A giant inflatable “Trump Chicken” looms in front of San Francisco City Hall.
Nancy Pelosi greets attendees of the Tax March.
A Tax Marcher in a “pussyhat” has words for the President.

April 22, 2017: March for Science

March for Science San Francisco attendees hold up a large banner for the event.
Two young children hold a sign reading “Science Has No Borders”.
March for Science attendees hold various signs.

May 1, 2017: May Day, May Day!

Protesters stand in the street, fists raised and chanting, holding a banner reading “Unite Here — All races — All religions — All immigrants.”
Protesters sit on the sidewalk with arms linked in front of the ICE driveway.
Protesters paint a large circle with the words “Resist” and “No Wall” in the middle of the intersection.
May Day marchers head up Market Street from the Ferry Building.

June 3, 2017: March for Truth

Protesters dressed like FBI agents stand in Embarcadero Plaza with a Russian doll resembling Trump.
Protesters stand near Russian dolls resembling Mike Pence, Carter Page, Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn, and Vladmir Putin, all wearing numbered “Department of Corrections” signs.

July 2, 2017: Impeachment March

Protesters hold banners reading “”
A protester stands with raised fist and a shirt reading “Nevertheless She Persisted”.

September 5, 2017: No human being is illegal

Protesters at a DACA rally hold signs and banners in support of the “dreamers”.
A protester holds signs in English and Spanish.

September 24, 2017: “Free Speech Week”

Protesters, led by Sunsara Taylor of Refuse Fascism, kneel with raised signs and fists.

November 4, 2017: Refuse Fascism

Protesters speak at a Refuse Fascism rally in Union Square, San Francisco.

2018: The resistance continues

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