What do we want?
The Fourth Amendment!
When do we want it?
We can be
Safe and free!
Hey hey, ho ho,
The NSA has got to go!
Keep your mitts
Off our bits!
San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march
Joining in on a nationwide protest, hundreds of demonstrators march through the city's streets chanting "NSA go away" and "Restore the Fourth today."
by Dara Kerr, c|net, July 4, 2013
NSA surveillance: protesters stage Restore the Fourth rallies across US
San Francisco protest targets Senator Dianne Feinstein as part of demands for reform of Patriot Act across the US
Rebecca Bowe in San Francisco, The Guardian, 5 July 2013
There was a lot of positive energy. We started at United Nations Plaza, marched over to the Federal Building, and went up Market to Justin Herman Plaza across the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building. The organizers were going to end the march there, but everyone insisted that we carry on to the final destination, the AT&T building south of Market with the infamous Room 641A.
As the march ended and the demonstrators went their various ways, the police weren't bothered in the slightest when several people stayed behind to leave some chalked messages on some (fortuitously shaped!) brick structures in front of the AT&T building.
While the demonstration didn't disrupt business as usual, as it took place on a holiday, it just may have kicked off an organized movement. The next month's demonstration was August 4th:
Social media reaction: '1984 Day' and 'Restore the 4th' protesters speak out nationwideAnd onward:
By George Kelly, Bay Area News Group, 08/04/2013
U.S. Constitution - Amendment 4
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Proposed Sept. 25, 1789
Ratified Dec. 15, 1791