It was a small crowd that gathered at 11 a.m. on the City Hall steps, but a well-clothed one. Or, at least, a clothed one.
That would soon change.
A very serious press conference hosted by the Labor Council, labor unions, and Supervisors David Campos, David Chiu, and Scott Wiener was hastily rescheduled from noon today to one hour earlier so as not to conflict with the midday au naturel nuptuals of ubiquitous nudist Gypsy Taub and twentysomething Jaymz Smith.
"We've got 25 minutes to get the hell out of here!" said one of the immigration presser's featured speakers.
And, lo, that happened.
Chiu, Campos, and Wiener spoke of the need to cease deporting working men and women, and separating them from their families. Campos, himself a former undocumented immigrant and the son of a janitor, told a heartfelt tale about constantly worrying that his mother wouldn't return from her work shifts.
Then he told it in Spanish, too.
Mayor Ed Lee, at one point walked up to City Hall's glass doors, took in the immigration and labor rally taking place, and abruptly turned on his heel and strode off. One can imagine he'd have walked away even more rapidly if everyone had been naked.
Within the allotted 25 minutes, the president had been pilloried and an end to deportations was, dutifully, demanded.
Then everyone got the hell out of there.