Richard Becker, a San Francisco activist, said he came up for his fourth protest.
"I think it's very important that this issue not be allowed to die," he said. "It's not going to fade away."
In shouted slogans and on T-shirts and signs, the protesters called for criminal prosecution of Gelhaus and for Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch to recuse herself from the case.
The protest slimmed to about 100 people as marchers arrived at the Police Department's front doors, where 16 officers in riot gear and holding batons stood still behind traffic barricades.
"We're not your enemies," someone shouted as the marchers pressed up next to the barricades.
The rally disbanded at 3:45 p.m.
You can reach Staff Writer Guy Kovner at 521-5457 or email@example.com.
Upcoming meeting to explore 4G wireless technology
Santa Rosa and Verizon are holding a series of meetings in coming weeks to allay concerns about its network of 4G “small cell” wireless antenna equipment being installed on utility poles around the city.
The four joint Verizon/city meetings will take place:
— Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 637 First St.
— Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.
— Thursday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.
— Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.
In addition the City Council is planning to hold a study session on the issue Tuesday, March 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave.