Protesters block Tenderloin intersection to demand greater protection for pedestrians

Protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Curtis Bradford with the Tenderloin People’s Congress speaks as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Curtis Bradford with the Tenderloin People’s Congress speaks as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Amos Gregory draws a chalk outline around Lorenzo Listana to represent Benjamin Dean, who was struck and killed by a vehicle in July, as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bee Ling Hung lays down to have a chalk outline drawn around her to represent Janice Higashi, who died in March five days after she was struck by a car, as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Amos Gregory draws a chalk outline around Bee Ling Hung to represent Janice Higashi, who died in March five days after she was struck by a car, as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Brianna Kirschenbaum draws a chalk outline around Laura Sinai to represent Michael Evans, who was struck and killed by a semi truck in July, as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chalk outlines drawn around her to represent victims who were struck and killed by cars as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters chant as they block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney speaks as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney speaks as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Elijah Washington, 11, speaks as protesters block the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street to demand greater safety for pedestrians in the Tenderloin following numerous pedestrian injuries and deaths on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters blocked the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, the site where a 12-year-old boy was recently injured when he was struck by a driver, to demand greater protections for pedestrians in the Tenderloin on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney joined the protesters, whose demands include increased crosswalk times and the implementations of speed bumps at certain intersections, following his declared support for making the Tenderloin a car-free neighborhood.

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