Tuesday 06th December 2016,

Asian Americans

Protesters Tell SF Mayor Ed Lee to “Go Back to China”

posted by Randall

Recall Ed Lee rally

Things turn ugly at a recall Ed Lee rally outside San Francisco City Hall

Despite overwhelming winning reelection just last year with 56 percent of the vote, Mayor Ed Lee hasn’t been the most popular mayor in his second full term.

Anger over the lack of affordable housing and the big influx of yuppie tech workers raising rents throughout the city has lead to a recall effort.

Things turned ugly when advocates for the recall clashed with anti-recall protesters outside city hall.

Supporters of the recall could be heard screaming for the mayor to “go back to China.”

The Stop the Wasteful Recall Coalition posted video on You Tube of the incident.

Lee has been keeping a lower than normal profile. It’s common for him to be booed off stage these days by hecklers. Among the most vocal opponents of the recall has been Chinese American power broker Rose Pak. Pak turned against Lee when he failed to appoint her candidate, Cindy Wu, to the vacated post to represent Chinatown on the Board of Supervisors.

Pak calls the recall effort wasteful and reminds the community that Lee is still the first Chinese American mayor of San Francisco.

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3 Comments

  1. Kelly Hu says:

    RE: Protesters tell SF Mayor Ed Lee to “Go Back to China:” I’m not surprised with this type of language (“Go back to China” “ch!nk$”). We deal with racial slurs and bullying on daily basis.

    It’s sad. You can be here for generations and still be perceived as perpetual foreigners.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-h-wu/a-letter-to-my-asian-amer_b_9352654.html

    1. Rp says:

      RE: Protesters tell SF Mayor Ed Lee to “Go Back to China”:Asians need to stand up for themselves. We are known as push overs and weak individuals…. This video shows why many think us Asians are like this.

  2. Johnson Li says:

    RE: Protesters tell SF Mayor Ed Lee to “Go Back to China.” I’m a Chinese American. I condemn the insulting language, but I still will cast my vote to support the voice of “Recall Ed Lee”. There is a lot of corruption in City Hall,

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