(BCN) — Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of downtown San Francisco on Sunday, opposing this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco.
The No to APEC Coalition has organized a march beginning at noon from Harry Bridges Plaza (on the Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building) to Moscone Center.
The group is demanding world leaders put human needs before corporate greed. Participants say they will march peacefully to Moscone Center, where APEC meetings will be taking place.
The rally and march will feature speakers from the United Auto Workers, the San Francisco Labor Council, the Palestinian Youth Movement, and grassroots and local neighborhood organizations.
Leaders said in a press release “Despite the deployment of Secret Service and thousands of additional police to the city, activists plan to peacefully rally and voice their opposition to APEC and the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).”
President Joe Biden and other heads of state will be in San Francisco for the conference that started Saturday and runs through Friday.
The U.S. is hosting the APEC summit for the first time in more than a decade under the theme “building a resilient and sustainable future for all.”
People driving through the city this week can expect delays and street closures.
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