Thousands of protesters have flocked to the streets in California in a raging fury, and it’s all thanks to Proposition 8, which aimed to ban all gay marriages, and discard any that had previously existed in California.
In a show of complete intolerance and disregard to civil rights, Proposition 8 won a majority vote and is currently on it’s way to modify California’s very Constitution. While the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has opened a number of lawsuits against the Proposition, calling it unconstitutional, a number of people have decided that they simply can’t wait, and instead have taken to the streets for their voices to be heard.
There are currently 2 main groups marching their way around. While their original spots where Hollywood and Highland, they have since moved on to Santa Monica and King’s Road.
While most of the demonstrations have been peaceful so far, a large number of Twitter users are reporting that some protesters grew out of control and had to be subdued by officers using force. A number have been arrested.
There are currently an estimated 2500 people marching for the cause, causing many streets to shut down. The LAPD has been put into a citywide tactical alert, requesting officers from neighboring areas to come in and assist.
Videos have already hit Youtube of the protest. A few are posted below…
I wish them the best of luck. Prop 8 is an outrage, something that should have never existed in a country that claims to honor “Equal Rights.”