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Sunday, November 23, 2008

WEEKLY RALLIES @ MANCHESTER HOTEL











PHOTOS show some of the protestors demonstrating Saturday 11/22/08 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel downtown, some of the TV news cameras recording the event, and organizers Tony Cochran, 21, and Carlos Marquez, 28, both of the Hotel Workers Union and active in the unions' Unite Here protest on Prop.-8.







Downtown San Diego -- 11/22/08 -- Nearly 200 protestors rallied at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel adjacent to Seaport Village Saturday night, with 3 TV news stations covering the event live .

Weekly rallies at 11 a.m. every Monday are planned, according to union organizer Tony Cochran, 21, of the Unite Here movement dreated by the Hotel Workers Union.

New, young leaders in the Gay Community are rapidly assuming leadership after the dismal failure of the No-on-8 campaign produced by the "gay professionals," locally and statewide.

"Hyatt needs to make a choice. Where do they stand (on Manchester's $125,000 donation to the Yes-on-8 campaign)?," said another young union leader, Latino Carlos Marquez, chair of the union movement's Pride-at-Work campaign.

While some carried the out-of-date, printed "No-on-8" signs used during the election campaign, most carried hand-made signs. They included these:

MANCHESTER IS THE HYATT OF HYPOCRACY

STONEWALL WILL NEVER CRUMBLE

UNITE HERE POR SEGURIDAD DEL TRABAJO
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