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Jul 22, 22

San Francisco, CA: Disruption of Mass Honoring Junipero Serra

Report on recent protest and disruption of mass in San Francisco, CA honoring Junipero Serra. Serra headed the brutal California Mission system in the 18th Century.

On the morning of July 1st 2022, a group of autonomous warriors in Yelamu, or so-called San Francisco, CA disrupted a “New Mass Honoring St. Junipero Serra” by Frank La Rocca; an event celebrating the fascist Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone.

The Archbishop commissioned Rocca to integrate Serra’s favorite Marian hymn using native instruments, creating a spectacle for the genocidal saint after Cordileone publicly denounced the toppling of Serra statues (that happened in the heat of the 2020 uprisings) as “demonic.” The mass was held at Mission Dolores de Asis, which was founded by Junipero Serra in 1776.

The group of autonomous warriors held signs of an inverted Cordileone with the words, “Actual Demon,” spread across his face to revoke the spiritual warfare that the Archbishop is invoking by celebrating the spirit of colonizers. Chanting, “No false idols, the Catholic Church is genocidal,” and “No Ban on Stolen Land” – the warriors held space outside the church for three hours to acknowledge the bloody history and ongoing state violence of the California mission system.

The event’s security, The Knights of Columbus, had their most god fearing men blockade the entrance of the church while holding plastic rosaries and praying to their god; meanwhile warriors chanted, “Columbus was a fungus!” No arrests were made.  

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