Trump Protests

2017.01.18
Queer Dance Party

Across the street from the residence of the Vice President Elect, Mike Pence’s home a queer dance party was organized. The protest was motivated by Pence’s positions on LGBT issues, such as gay marriage and supporting ex-gay therapy.

2017.01.20
Inauguration protests - Peaceful

Several hundred protesters gathered to peacefully protest the inauguration of President Trump.

67 Democratic U.S. Representatives did not attend Trump’s inauguration. They opposed “what they described as his alarming and divisive policies, foreign interference in his election and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, a congressman from Georgia”.

There were protests in New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, and Portland.

Over 16,000 people protested with the “United Against Hate-Inauguration March” in Los Angeles

2017.01.20
Inauguration Protest - Violent

DisruptJ20 organized peaceful protests such as the human chain to block a checkpoint, and apparently facilitated other anarchist protests

Other self described anarchist and anti-fascist protesters numbering about 200 (many wearing black masks and hats) protested violently, and whose actions have been attributed by some pundits to the over all protest efforts. Rioting, vandalism, and violence of the day appears to be attributable to these individuals. Most of the arrests appear to have been members of this group.

230 protesters (217 were charged with felonies) were arrested and 6 policemen were injured on Inauguration Day protests in Washington DC.

  • 9 arrested in New York
  • 5 arrested in Dallas
  • 6 arrested in Chicago
  • 6 arrested in Portland
  • 16 arrested in San Francisco
2017.01.20
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

Artists LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner started a planned 4 year live streamed protest – hewillnotdivite.us.  This was intended to be an uninterrupted participatory live stream of this message. Initially a camera was installed on an outside wall of the Museum of Moving Images in New York. The Museum decided to abandon the project when public safety due to white supremacists and neo-nazis started loitering and yelling around the camera.

The location as moved numerous times, and has an intended home in association with the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool

2017.01.21
Women's March

This was the single largest protest in the history of America, and the largest coordinated world wide protest effort.

Between 470,000 to 680,000 participants in Washington DC

550 cities and towns had participant marches with estimates ranging from 3,300,000 to 4,600,000 participants across the USA.

Cause: Opposition to the deportment and political positions of President Donald Trump and his administration

Goals: “Protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country”

The stated purpose of the Women’s March was to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

Notable for there being no recorded violence associated with the protesters, and the pussyhat project.

 

2017.01.27
Travel Ban Protest

President Trump signed an executive order which created a suspension of admissions of all refugees entering the United States for 120 days and an indefinite block for Syrian refugees. The order also blocked visitor and legal US residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Protest actions took place over multiple days.

Large protests occurred in the airport and other areas of the following cities:

  • New York – 10,000+
  • Los Angeles – 4000+
  • San Francisco – 1,000~3,000
  • San Diego – 1,000
  • Chicago – “hundreds”
  • Cleveland (Ohio) – 1,000
  • Detroit – 3,000
  • Indianapolis
  • Portland (Maine) – 2,000
  • Portland (Oregon) – 550
  • Boston – 10,000
  • Houston – 500
  • Orlando – 1,000
  • Philadelphia – 5,000
  • Raleigh-Duram – 1500
  • Seattle – 3,000
  • Washington DC – 8,000
  • Indianapolis – 600
  • Austin – 300~400
  • Dallas – 800~1,600
  • Palm Beach (Mar-a-lago Resort) – 2,000

International

  • Berlin  – 1,200
  • London – 3,000, and 10,000 Feb 4

The order has been determined by the courts to be motivated purely by racial bias and religious animus and struck down as unconstitutional.

Protests ran through Feb 6 internationally.

 

2017.02.02
Bodega Protest (New York)

Further Travel Ban Protest – Yemini owned businesses in New York closed their stores simultaneously between noon and 8pm.

More than 1000 stores closed for the protest.

2017.02.04
Mar-a-Lago Resort

Trump was attended a Red Cross fundraiser and protesters gathered and marched related to the Travel Ban.

Protesters shouted anti-Trump slogans and set up a flag-draped coffin that they said represented the death of democracy.

 

2017.02.04
Stonewall Inn - Immigration Ban Protest

Several thousand gathered near the start of the gay civil rights movement, the historic Stonewall Inn, to protest the Trump travel ban.

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