For an overview of about 1000 people spelling out
with our bodies at Crissy Field yesterday, watch the YouTube. Here are a few shots from the Beach Impeach:
The sloops of the boating class raced on San Francisco Bay...
..while on land, folks began to straggle in. The night before, organizer Brad Newsham had about 650 sign-ups, but he projected an enthusiastic faith that enough folks would show to make the project work. Would be he right?
Here Brad instructs his "letter captains." Code Pink occupied the "C" in "IMPEACH!"
"H" leader recruits people arriving to his letter.
We spread ourselves out between yellow ropes spelling out the letters.
Meanwhile Alan Barnett of the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition hawked bumper stickers galore!
Groups settled on their places.
Even the many dogs were mostly peaceful.
This one enjoyed a good scratch.
Within an hour, there was nothing more to do but wait for the helicopters that would record our event. And get sunburned.
Finally the helicopter Brad had rented as well as a news chopper buzzed overhead!
We did our moves; those of us who formed the bottom of the "M" during "IMPEACH!" trotted all the way down the field to become the "N" in "REASON:" and "TREASON!"
We ended the day with a series of "waves" passed back and forth across the "letters."
And Brad Newsham was one happy anarchist-artist-cab driver on his 56th birthday!