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Local news footage of one aspect of the Prop 8 aftermath: Violent protest. A Palm Springs protest leads to loud opposition to “Phyllis,” a Prop 8 supporter who arrives on the scene to “express her views” to the news crew. Phyllis is met by screams from protesters before she even speaks to the cameras. The scene culminates in one protester pulling a cross from Phyllis’ hand and stopping on it:
There have been a lot of positive protests in the wake of the passage of Prop 8. Unfortunately, it’s the few negative protests—-like this one—-that help Prop 8 voters feel vindicated in their anti-gay positions. For those who oppose Prop 8, let’s stay aware of these types of protest—-and keep thinking about the best way to attack the issue without attacking individuals.