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Protest Inside Airbnb HQ in San Francisco Ahead of Prop F Vote

Voters in San Francisco will vote Tuesday on Proposition F, which would regulate short-team rentals.



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    Protesters inside Airbnb headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.

    A day before city residents head to the polls to vote on Proposition F, which would regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco, protesters took to Airbnb's SoMa headquarters Monday with a brass band and scathing critiques tied to helium balloons.

    The demonstration was timed to coincide with Tuesday's election, in which voters will decide on whether home sharing will be more closely regulated by the passage of Prop F, which Airbnb has aggressively fought.

    Inside Airbnb HQ, the balloons were tied to house-shaped signs with messages that mocked the company's recent ad campaign, which Airbnb discontinued after public outrage.

    The inclusion of a brass band impressed some onlookers, who posted video of the protest's musical moments to social media.

    "This Airbnb protest is lit," tweeted thesilkrobe.

    According to SF Weekly, a spokesman for Airbnb offered no comment at the protest.

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