Bay Area Residents Plan Response to Upcoming Far-Right Rallies

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A protester uses a bullhorn during a May Day demonstration outside of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on May 1, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A wide range of counter protests, vigils and marches are planned across the Bay Area this weekend, as far-right groups stage rallies at San Francisco’s Crissy Field on Saturday, and Berkeley’s Civic Center Park on Sunday. Concerns about violence led mayors of both cities to urge community members to stay away. We’ll check in with activists about their counter-protest plans, and we want to hear from you. If you’re going to a demonstration -- or avoiding all of them -- tell us why.

Giselle Linnane, public information officer, San Francisco Police Department

Lizzie Johnson, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Kate Kendell, executive director, The National Center for Lesbian Rights

Nanci Armstrong-Temple, activist; nonviolence trainer, P.E.A.C.E. Out Loud, Anti Police-Terror Project