Things got ugly during a San Francisco mayoral candidate forum over the weekend when protesters began shouting racial slurs, KPIX-TV reported.
At the event featuring self-proclaimed “progressives” vying for office — Supervisors Jane Kim and Mark Leno — a group of protesters shouted down Kim, who is Asian-American, the station said.
Video of the protest caught one of them calling Kim a “skinny-ass rice-eating m—–f—–,” KPIX reported. The man who utered the slur had to be restrained by several other men in the room.
Other protesters shouted that whites should “get out of the neighborhood” and demanded to know why Supervisor London Breed — who is black — wasn’t at the event, which was held in Breed’s Fillmore District, the station said.
Event organizer Agonafer Shiferaw told KPIX the protest appeared to have been planned.
“It was a very racist. Very xenophobic, homophobic,” Shiferaw told the station. “Also very dangerous. It could have gotten completely out of hand.”
Asian-American candidate slurred by black group of individuals, protesters demand whites "get out of the 'hood"
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