We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement.
Still, while all of this heavy activity was happening on the Internet, there was a bicoastal movement that put some anti-SOPA/PIPA foot soldiers in the public space of New York City and San Francisco. In NYC, New York Tech Meetup organized an impromtu rally this afternoon outside the offices of U.S. Senators Schumer and Gilliband while, on the other side of the continent, protesters in San Francisco rallied in Civic Center Plaza outside of the mayor’s office.
Using the tags #NoPIPASF and #nytmSOS, supporters who attended the events shared many photos and thoughts via Twitter this afternoon.
From San Francisco (and, uh, yeah, that really is MC Hammer):
Need We Say More ???
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#StopSOPA !!!! http://t.co/gXsU3bn9
@craignewmark talking at the #SOPA #PIPA rally in #SF. http://t.co/Hwu6ETHK.
“You have to understand that none of us like talking in public.” -speaker at SF SOPA protest full of engineers
#NoPIPASF rally at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza http://t.co/Ed97Xu0X
And from New York City:
#SOPA & #PIPA. Let’s multiply their numbers! http://t.co/zAHXrGxT #nytmSOSWatch in solidarity as the New York Tech community unites to stop
#SOPA / #NYTMSOS event: http://t.co/72NdqPP6A few photos from this afternoon’s
#nytmSOS: thanks to @MobileCommons u can text PIPA to 877877 & get connected to Sen. Gillibran & Sen. SchumerGreat way to follow up after
#sopa sign ever. #nytmsos http://t.co/BzNnv7sYThe nerdiest anti
#nytmsos #sopa protest in NYC. http://t.co/kuJsV2dyAll of my photos from today’s
#SOPA. In Spanish, I’m protesting soup. #NYTMsos http://t.co/cqNwc69SIn English, I’m battling