Mission Street Blocked as Protesters March Against Housing Props

By missionlocal – excerpt (video included)

More than 150 people marched down Mission Street on Thursday night blocking traffic for two hours from 24th Street to 21st Street as they protested against a slew of November ballot measures that they call anti-housing.

“We are five days from the election, and unfortunately on the ballot this year are anti-housing measures like P, U, Q, and R,” said Maria Zamudio, an organizer with Causa Justa, referring to measures that change bidding requirements for affordable housing (P), open up affordable housing to a higher income level (U), ban tent encampments (Q), and establish neighborhood crime units (R).

“Halloween just happened but in my opinion these are the scariest things out there,” she said.

The march began at the 24th Street BART Station, where a little over 80 people gathered at 6 p.m. with signs, banners, and tents like those used by the encampment residents… (more)

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