César Chávez visits with Dolores Huerta as she recuperates in hospital after being assaulted by the police. The assault occurred during a protest rally against President H.W. Bush in San Francisco, California. Huerta was beaten with a police baton, resulting in several broken ribs and a destroyed spleen. c. 1988
In September 1988 in front of the Sir Francis Drake HotelFrancis Drake Hotel, Huerta was severely beaten by San Francisco Police officers during a peaceful and lawful protest of the policies/platform of then-candidate for president George H.W. Bush. Later, Huerta won a large judgment against the SFPD and the City of San Francisco, the proceeds of which were used in benefit of farm workers.
i’m feeling like a really bad person for the past six or seven days straight. i don’t know how to get out of this state. i may have seemed ‘normal’, but to the people i’m closest to, it is obvious. i want to feel good again. but it’s like i never know when i will stop feeling good again, what will trigger me.