Angry Protesters Hang Blow Dryers on Tree Outside Pelosi’s Home - WATCH
House Speaker's San Francisco home targeted by demonstrators
A group of women protesters converged outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco home on Thursday, decorating a tree outside with blow dryers while chanting about freedom amid backlash for violating the city's coronavirus restrictions after being busted in a hair salon.
The footage shows demonstrators hanging blow dryers, an American flag, and other adornments on a tree outside the Speaker's home, local CBS affiliate KPIX-TV reported.
Some of the protesters had rollers in their hair while chanting, "It's a freedom tree, everybody!"
The footage was posted on Twitter by KPIX producer Bobby Tooke:
"Protestors gather outside of @SpeakerPelosi house in #SanFrancisco. They chant about freedom and place hair dryers on a tree."
HAIR DRYER PROTEST:— Bobby Tooke (@BobbyKPIX) September 3, 2020
Protestors gather outside of @SpeakerPelosi house in #SanFrancisco. They chant about freedom and place hair dryers on a tree.
WATCH 4PM Press Conference from SF eSalon Owner Respond to Pelosi on #CBSNBayArea at https://t.co/peHOt8n9a9 pic.twitter.com/BsKCIhQk8b
Another clip from the San Francisco Chronicle shows one demonstrator telling the group:
"To gather, to make sure everybody has an opportunity to earn a living and feed their families."
The women respond with cheers as another one adds, "The government needs to stay out of it."
Reporter Jessica Christian tweeted:
"None of these demonstrators in front of Nancy Pelosi's home are salon owners or workers."
"They've all described themselves 'angry salon customers' who want to get their hair and nails done."
None of these demonstrators in front of Nancy Pelosi’s home are salon owners or workers. They’ve all described themselves “angry salon customers” who want to get their hair and nails done @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/fVMVM2Aajl— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) September 3, 2020
Pelosi was caught red-handed when she visited a Salon in San Francisco on Monday.
The appointment was reportedly solicited by the Speaker's assistant with a stylist who rents a chair from the salon.
The Salon had been closed for months due to the city's stringent coronavirus regulations.
Salon owner Erica Kious said Pelosi's actions a "slap in the face."
Kious added the fallout from a visit from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has ruined her life, saying, "I think I’m pretty much done now."
Kious later stated that she does not plan on staying in San Francisco after this whole ordeal because of how the community has treated her in response to the situation with Pelosi.
"I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I've been to over the years many times," Pelosi told reporters.
"And that when they said 'We're able to accommodate people one person at a time' and that we can set up that time, I trusted that," Pelosi added.
"As it turns out, it was a setup, so I take responsibility for falling for a setup."
She insisted, "I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting [me] up."