In San Francisco, protesters haunted the streets in search of better housing on Saturday.
Castro Creepy Crawl is a Halloween-themed event where several LGBT groups spoke out about the need for affordable housing. Speeches at Harvey Milk Plaza underscored the fact that rent in San Francisco is among the highest in the country.
“In this time of Halloween, we want to make sure people know that the real, scariest thing happening is really the rental market – an affordability crisis,” said Israel Alvaran with the Anti-Eviction Queers and Holly Park Collective.
Decked out in Halloween costumes, protesters made their way down streets, waving flags and playing instruments. Marchers called for San Francisco to end evictions, and instead help working families so they can stay in the city.