Different Kind of Protest at San Francisco City Hall

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It wasn’t a typical protest in San Francisco to support the Black Lives Matter movement on Sunday morning.

At least, it wasn't the kind of protest you've been seeing on TV lately.

This one was very quiet. Instead of chanting, yelling or clashing with officers, the group of about 75 people sat, meditated and listened in front of San Francisco’s City Hall.

Not your typical protest. Buddhist sit in and meditation to support the Black Lives Matter movement. @KCBSRadio pic.twitter.com/80hh8gNRDC

— Jennifer Hodges (@4hodgessc) June 14, 2020

The event was hosted by Sit. Walk. Listen. According to the group's Facebook page, the idea for the event was to bring "peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people."

"We get grounded, really listen to ourselves with a little walking group as well," Pham explained. "Mindful steps. It’s pretty slow."

Photo credit Jennifer Hodges/KCBS Radio

Everyone sat on the ground and spaced out. Signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and were on the ground next to them.

"That’s the process that begins the journey of healing," Pham said.

The organization hosted a similar event last week.

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