Canceled Patriot Prayer Rally Leads to Protests in San Francisco

After the controversial Patriot Prayer rally was cancelled, the streets of San Francisco became the hub of multiple anti-hate protests.

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Counter protesters march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco to show their opposition to far-right demonstrations that had been planned for the weekend but were eventually cancelled. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Counter protesters march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco to show their opposition to 'alt-right' demonstrations that had been planned for the weekend but were eventually cancelled. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Counter protesters march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco to show their opposition to 'alt-right' demonstrations that had been planned for the weekend but were eventually cancelled. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 26: Counter-demonstrators stage a die-in on Mission Street in protest against the planned alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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A child stand next to a line of police officers by Alamo Square as demonstrators rally ahead of a news conference by the organizers of the cancelled alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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Counter protesters march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco to show their opposition to 'alt-right' demonstrations that had been planned for the weekend but were eventually cancelled. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Counter protesters march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro district of San Francisco to show their opposition to far-right demonstrations that had been planned for the weekend but were eventually cancelled.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 26: A demonstrator holds a sign near Alamo Square as demonstrators rally ahead of a news conference by the organizers of the cancelled alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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Counter-demonstrators march toward Alamo Square as demonstrators rally ahead of a news conference by the organizers of the cancelled alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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A counter-demonstrator holds a sign in protest near Alamo Square as demonstrators rally ahead of a news conference by the organizers of the cancelled alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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Police officers march toward Alamo Square as demonstrators rally ahead of a news conference by the organizers of the cancelled alt-right Patriot Prayer rally on August 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Originally planned to be held at Crissy Field, the rally and the subsequent news conference were cancelled by organizers citing safety concerns as various groups were expected to counter demonstrate against the controversial event while city officials continue preparing for any possible unrest. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Christie Smith/ NBC Bay Area
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Alamo Square to protest the alt-right press conference. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Andrew Dallos
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Thom Jensen/ NBC Bay Area
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Thom Jensen/ NBC Bay Area
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Thom Jensen/ NBC Bay Area
Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Anti-hate demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's Castro street to protest the alt-right rally. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Police officers block the entrance to the freeway during the anti-hate marches in San Francisco. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Demonstrators lie on the streets of San Francisco during the anti-hate marches. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Demonstrators lie on the streets of San Francisco during the anti-hate marches. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Crowds of protesters come together on Castro street during the anti-hate march in San Francisco. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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Crowds of protesters come together in San Francisco during the anti-hate march. (Aug. 26, 2017)
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