Protesters assemble outside Nancy Pelosi's home, hang blow dryers in trees over salon visit

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 7th, 2020 2:01 pm

Last Updated Sep 8th, 2020 at 7:03 pm

More than a dozen female protesters assembled outside Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home on Thursday to express their disapproval of the House speaker's visit to a salon as shops across the state have been shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the protesters, who described themselves as "angry salon customers," wore hair curlers, while others hung blow dryers and an American flag in a tree near the residence.

"What she has done is slap the face of not just a salon owner but every woman, every man, every person who is unemployed in the state of California, who has lost their jobs and lost their livelihoods, many of whom are my friends," one protester said.

According to SF Chronicle reporter Jessica Christian, the group dubbed the adorned tree the "Freedom Tree."

Salons in San Francisco have been closed since March, but reopened on September 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.

Security footage obtained by Fox News — timestamped Monday, August 31 at 3:08 p.m. PST — showed a maskless Pelosi walking through eSalonSF with wet hair.

Pelosi claims she was "set up" by salon owner Erica Kious — allegations that Kious has denied.


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