Monday, 17 May 2010

This is a bad bad hotel

Proving that political protest doesn't have to be po-faced: LGBTQ activists use music, dance and wit to highlight poor pay and unsatisfactory health care provision for hotel workers, in the lobby of the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco. Only in San Francisco could demonstrators sneak the words 'gay ass' into a song about working conditions.

Lovers of historical trivia will know that the Westin, whose rather grim towers loom over one side of Union Square, has been witness to a number of remarkable events, including the attempted assassination of Gerald Ford in 1975. It's also the hotel where Dashiel Hammett wrote (and set) many of his detective stories.


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