Prostitutes Set to Protest Today

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Coming to Polk and Sutter at noon...
Angry prostitutes who won't stand for the city's proposed sit/lie laws are holding a "stand-in" today. The San Francisco-based US PROStitutes Collective -- which has a Facebook page -- have organized the noontime Polk and Sutter "stand-in"

At issue is a proposed San Francisco ordinance which would give police greater leeway in moving or arresting people loitering on the sidewalk between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Per the organizers:

Recent police crackdowns have also been widely opposed. They push sex workers more underground into isolated and dangerous areas, and make it harder to report violence for fear of arrest. And they disproportionately target people of color. Black women are seven times more likely to be arrested. With the pretext of saving victims of trafficking, immigrant women, are routinely rounded up and deported. 40% of men arrested are men of color.

Not surprisingly, the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness is also sponsoring today's event. 

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