Hundreds Protest Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego


Rex Wockner has a report and some photos (above) of yesterday's protest of Prop 8-supporter Doug Manchester's San Diego's Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Watch VIDEO and INTERVIEWS from the raucous rally, AFTER THE JUMP...

Wockner reports: Jones "Close to 300 people staged a raucous demonstration at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego on Jan. 9 to protest the American Historical Association's decision to go ahead with its annual meeting there rather than honor the gay boycott of the hotel. The boycott was launched in mid-2008 after hotel owner Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to the campaign to put Proposition 8 on the ballot. The constitutional amendment passed in November 2008, repealing same-sex marriage in California."

The San Diego Union Tribune reports: "The rally targeted the American Historical Association, which decided to hold its annual conference this week at the Grand Hyatt despite an ongoing boycott. About 4,000 association members — a tweedy mix of college professors, history teachers and librarians — are attending the conference that organizers decided to hold rather than pay steep cancellation penalties."

Watch VIDEO and INTERVIEWS from the raucous rally, AFTER THE JUMP...

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