A comment to yesterday's post from booye in Iran set up the stark contrast between 1000s of San Franciscans' fun through the park and along the ocean yesterday:
"Here in Iran we have better ideas to have fun. For example, Wednesday we are preparing to protest in BAZAR (central market of Iran). They kick us, arrest us, kill us ... coming back home, you are (not) sure whether they have identified you or not. In home, you are waiting for a call asking you to introduce yourself to jail, to be raped by them...this is our great fun."
San Franciscans recently rallied to protest the injustice in Iran that erupted around the recent elections there. Yet booye's account reminds us of the pursuit of justice in the face of the worst consequences that so many people undertake.
The "Uppity Bike Commuters" who plastered a NOPA billboard (at Divisadero and Hayes) push their own take on wars and struggles in the Middle East, but "uppity" pales in comparison to life-and-death protests in Iran.