“Have you ever regretted doing so?” asked Stephanie Sierra of ABC7.
“No … it was fun,” said Des Champ. “I would do it again.”
The student climbed into the 1,070-foot building while periodically stopping to use his phone to post videos on social media. He told ABC7 that he was planning the climb for a month using Google Maps to evaluate the building.
Des Champ arrived at the SFO early Tuesday morning from Las Vegas, where he is currently enrolled as a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Once inside, he says he took an Uber straight to Salesforce and started climbing around 9am.
“Were you scared? Sierra asked.
“No … I cut my legs which means to lift your legs off the wall and hung one by one to show a little you know?” said Dessan before laughing. “I wanted to post some videos to get out while I was in prison.”
The anti-abortion activist says he made the climb in the hope of raising $ 1 million to support anti-abortion charities and “save lives”. It is not clear how much money has been raised.
“These doctors are literally killing these babies on the table and letting them die out,” said Des Champ. “We are not trying to shout at women who want to have an abortion, we do not want to blame them … we just want to let them know that there are other options.”
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Des Champs told ABC7 that the only thing that went wrong was that he was thirsty and tired towards the end of the climb.
According to his website, Des Champ’s other goal is to jail a Washington-based obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Cesare Santangelo, for having an abortion.
“I have no regrets,” he said. “We are sending a message.”
Last year, Des Champs went up to the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas to protest COVID restrictions. He was arrested then, but says the charges have been dropped.
The SFPD arrested Des Champ on two counts – one for trespassing and another for resisting a police investigation for failing to follow police orders to descend or stop climbing. He was charged and released on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Salesforce’s Website:
- The Salesforce Tower is 1,070 feet high with 61 floors and 1.4 million square feet of office space.
- It takes 39 seconds to travel by elevator from street level to the 61st floor.
- The foundation of the Salesforce Tower is attached to a rock, over 318 feet above the ground.
- 12,000 tons of steel were used in the construction of the Salesforce Tower.
- It took over 2.5 million man-hours to build the Salesforce Tower.
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