You thought the Bush Derangement Syndrome was bad? I predict major proggie butthurt for the next four years…
From MyNorthwest.com: Seattle City councilmember Kshama Sawant warns that the protest against President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday night is just the beginning.
Sawant, who attended the march, warned of an even larger event on Inauguration Day. KIRO 7’s Essex Porter reports Sawant called for a nationwide shutdown on Jan. 20, 2017.
The protest against President-elect Donald Trump at Westlake Center grew into a march with several hundred people across the streets of Seattle.
The original protest was organized by the Socialist Alternative, and included concerned members of the LBGTQ community, immigrants and Muslims worried about the Trump presidency.
Hundreds of others joined the march that moved across the city until around midnight. But not everyone agreed with the message. “America voted. America voted for Trump. What is this?” one man asked during the march.
Five people were shot in downtown Seattle (at Third Ave. and Pine) around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. Police do not believe the shooting is related to a protest.
Calling the recent presidential election a “mandate for hate,” Socialist Alternative Seattle organized a protest of Donald Trump the day following his election as president, prompting hundreds to gather and march through downtown Seattle.
The crowd gathered at Westlake Park around 4 p.m., many holding signs that said “Fight Racism,” and chanting “Dump Trump.” There were other chants as well, but they cannot be printed here.
More than 2,200 people responded to the Facebook event Wednesday indicating they plan to attend the demonstration in “mass opposition to Trump and his agenda.”
The organization is the one that spearheaded the campaign to elect Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council, the first independent socialist in a major U.S. city in decades. The event description adds: “The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump. The Democratic Party has failed. This is the result of the Democratic Party leadership backing Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders. It is time to build a new party of the 99 percent.”
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