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Mon May 14, 2018, 12:43 AM

Video shows clash between supporters of San Francisco mayoral candidates

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A viral video is creating a firestorm in the San Francisco mayor's race.

In it, supporters of London Breed are seen crashing an event with Jane Kim last night and yelling racial insults at her.

ABC7 news asked Kim this afternoon about what happened and she says she's not taking it personally.

"While slurs and ethnic based slurs are never OK, we also have to acknowledge that there has been a divide in our city and across the country based on race, gender and so many other identities," Kim said.

Breed held a campaign event Sunday in the Marina District.

She told ABC7 news she has seen bits and pieces of the video and is aware of what happened.

Breed added the people were not part of her group and does not condone their behavior.

"Well, I don't tolerate racism of any kind and you know it was really unfortunate some of the comments were made and I just don't tolerate that," Breed said.

The two candidates could come face to face as soon as Monday.

They both are scheduled to appear at the Commonwealth Club's Mayoral Forum.


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Mon May 14, 2018, 12:55 AM

1. Wtf? I don't know the SF background but disgusting intolerant way to head a protest


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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 01:14 AM

2. It's been ugly

Ed Lee, SF's first Asian-American mayor unexpectedly died of a heart attack last December and, as Board President, London Breed became Acting Mayor under City/County Charter. When it was time to name an Interim Mayor (also per Charter), the Board's progressives (Jane Kim among them) and some moderates joined together to name a white guy, Mark Farrell to the position. This outraged Willie Brown and the African-American community who saw, in their eyes, a black woman being stripped of a position of power. A lot of Kim's supporters (some of them Greens with a mean self-rightous streak) don't help matters by calling Breed 'House Negro", 'Willie Brown's crony' and 'neoliberal'.

I am staying out of it and voting for Mark Leno.

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