It started as I would have expected, with a small number of pro-Israel Zionists separated from a small number of pro-Palestinian/anti-apartheid activists. There were Israeli flags and American flags on one side, streamers of black, red, green and white and placards on the other. I joined the anti-apartheid side–a mostly queer group with all kinds of diversity: Jewish lesbians, African American men, white, brown, Arab, young and old. The other side was overwhelmingly white and did not seem all that queer (but I didn't ask anyone about their sexual orientation).
As things got started, our side outnumbered the other side at least 3 to 1 and was getting a lot of encouragement from onlookers. An older man with his partner said "good for you" and flashed the peace sign. Passing cars honked their horn and gave us the thumbs up. A few of our folks, with instruments in hand, started to play. The drums pounded as some of us chanted: "Frameline members take a stand, pinkwashing is a scam!" (Frameline is the organization that runs the Festival).