San Diego, CA — The Campaign to Repeal the Curfew held a protest march in the Gas Lamp District last Saturday night. More than 70 anti-curfew protesters marched through the popular night spot chanting slogans such as, “This is America, where’s our freedom?” The chanting and the sheer size of the march, which stretched for more than one city block, combined to make a powerful political statement.
“This was our most successful protest march,” said Dave Doctor, organizer of the campaign. “We had more than 70 protesters and everyone remained peaceful. Our campaign is about giving honest people, like the ones who were here tonight, the freedom which they deserve.”
Doctor said that protests maintain a free society. “Without protests, women, Blacks, and those people who are 18, 19, and 20 years old, would not be able to vote,” said Doctor. “Our campaign will ensure that people under the age of 18 have the fundamental freedom to peacefully assemble. In San Diego, hanging out will not be a crime.”
The campaign’s next protest is Saturday night, August 30th, at 10 p.m., in Mission Bay Park, across from the Belmont Roller Coaster.