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Protests expected in San Francisco during APEC

Protests are expected in San Francisco during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC.

The event is expected to draw 30,000 attendees and will be the biggest forum of international governments the city has seen in nearly 80 years. APEC officially kicks off Saturday and will run through Nov. 17.

Here’s a look at the latest demonstrations NBC Bay Area is aware of:

APEC protesters launch actions with Bay Bridge banner

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the group Oil and Gas Action Network launched the actions by hanging a 75-foot banner above the Treasure Island tunnel on the Bay Bridge reading “Biden & APEC: End Fossil Fuels.”

As over 21 heads of state arrive for the conference starting this weekend under the theme “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All,” protesters are arriving with the same challenge.

“We expect about 200 different organizations to come to the city to participate in a range of creative actions,” said Matt Leonard, a spokesman for the group.

Different groups will protest other causes, including labor rights and climate justice.

Leonard said the largest of the planned peaceful protests is planned for Sunday, starting at The Embarcadero in San Francisco.

A 75-foot banner was hung over the Bay Bridge Tunnel by protesters ahead of San Francisco’s meeting of APEC leaders, Nov. 8, 2023. (Oil and Gas Action Network via BCN)

Source: NBC Bay Area

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