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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lady Gaga Flash Mob Protests Hotel

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:59 AM

If choreographed dancing, adaptations of Lady Gaga hits, and viral internet videos replace the traditional protest standbys of "What do we want?..." and "Two, four, six, eight..." -- well, we're all right with that.

The above video is the May 8 targeting of the Westin St. Francis hotel by San Francisco Pride at Work, One Struggle One Fight, and the Brass Liberation Orchestra. At issue: The hotel workers' struggle for a labor contract.

Supposedly overheard at the conclusion of this "direct action": "It's more fun to protest with the gays, cause we've got the attitude and we know how to dance."

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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