Your Deranged Friends Don’t Care That They Are Being Lied To About The “Insurrection,” But You Have An Obligation To Tell Them Anyway

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In “Journalism Ethics/Legal Ethics/Government Ethics Rot: The Democrats And Journalists Tried To Convict Donald Trump With Fake News,” Ethics Alarms covered the fact, and it is a fact, not an opinion, that the mainstream media and Democrats—the AUC, essentially—deliberately lied to the public in order to appeal to emotion and hype the significance of the January 6 riot. It appears that they were caught at the last second, which is why the decision to call witnesses was suddenly and mysteriously reversed in favor of a vote the Democrats knew they were going to lose.

I think it’s an important post about an important story, but very few people have read it (it’s been viewed 5 times today), or know that contrary to the assertions of President Biden and others, nobody was killed by the rioters, and a park police officer did not “give his life in defense of democracy.” There have been very few news stories pointing out that the Times quietly changed its false story that launched this myth, or that the Democrats deliberately entered it as false evidence in the impeachment trial.

When Ethics Alarms becomes a primary source of news that supposed journalists refuse to cover, we are in big, big trouble, especially since fewer people appear to be coming here (theories abound).

Glenn Greenwald, the primary beacon of that post, is doing what he can to spread the word of just how dastardly the AUC has been in spreading disinformation about the riot. He, as you know if you have been reading here, lost his job at his own journalism organization when it refused to allow him to spill the beans about the Hunter Biden scandal. In his latest post, Greenwlad revealed that the Brian Sicknick falsehood was far from the only example. [I will mention again here that everyone who wants to fight against the increasingly tight noose biased journalism has around the neck of our republic should subscribe to Greenwald’s feed at substack. Do it here.]

For example, we have another false story peddled by the Times and repeated up and down the news media. Here’s Greenwald:

In the days after the protest, numerous viral tweets pointed to a photograph of Eric Munchel with zip-ties. The photo was used continually to suggest that he took those zip-ties into the Capitol because of a premeditated plot to detain lawmakers and hold them hostage. Politico described Munchel as “the man who allegedly entered the Senate chamber during the Capitol riot while carrying a taser and zip-tie handcuffs.” The Washington Post used the images to refer to “chatters in far-right forums explicitly discussing how to storm the building, handcuff lawmakers with zip ties.” That the zip-tie photo of Munchel made the Capitol riot far more than a mere riot carried out by a band of disorganized misfits, but rather a nefarious and well-coordinated plot to kidnap members of Congress, became almost as widespread as the fire extinguisher story….But on January 21, the “zip-tie man’s” own prosecutors admitted none of that was true. He did not take zip-ties with him from home or carry them into the Capitol. Instead, he found them on a table, and took them to prevent their use by the police…

I’m sure you (and your Facebook friends decrying the acquittal of Donald Trump) were quickly informed of this “mistake,” correct? After all, “Democracy dies in darkness.”

The news media is deliberately fostering that darkness.

But…but…. wasn’t the riot part of a wider, organized effort to grab and harm legislators? On January 15, Reuters published an article headlined “U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate officials,” stating that “federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended ‘to capture and assassinate elected officials.’” It wasn’t true, but social media, journalists and the sad shell of Lawrence Tribe, among others, repeated this as fact. But acting U.S. Attorney, Michael Sherwin said in a telephone briefing that there was no direct evidence at this point of kill-capture teams and assassination.’”

Greenwald:

Over and over, no evidence has emerged for the most melodramatic media claims — torn out Panic Buttons and plots to kill Vice President Mike Pence or Mitt Romney. What we know for certain, as The Washington Post noted this week, is that “Despite warnings of violent plots around Inauguration Day, only a smattering of right-wing protesters appeared at the nation’s statehouses.” That does not sound like an ongoing insurrection, to put it mildly.

Greenwald concludes,

All this matters because it inherently matters if the media is recklessly circulating falsehoods about the most inflammatory and significant news stories. As was true for their series of Russiagate debacles, even if each “mistake” standing alone can be dismissed as relatively insignificant or understandable, when they pile up — always in the same narrative direction — people rightly conclude the propaganda is deliberate and trust in journalism erodes further.

But in this case, this matters for reasons far more significant than corporate media’s attempt to salvage the last vestiges of their credibility. Washington, D.C. remains indefinitely militarized. The establishment wings of both parties are still exploiting the emotions surrounding the Capitol breach to justify a new domestic War on Terror. The FBI is on the prowl for dissidents on the right and the left, and online censorship in the name of combatting domestic terrorism continues to rise.

One can — and should — condemn the January 6 riot without inflating the threat it posed. And one can — and should — insist on both factual accuracy and sober restraint without standing accused of sympathy for the rioters.

See if your Deranged friends are still capable of comprehending this.

Probably not.

23 thoughts on “Your Deranged Friends Don’t Care That They Are Being Lied To About The “Insurrection,” But You Have An Obligation To Tell Them Anyway

  1. I share many of your posts with friends and family, encouraging them to follow you. So far, none have taken that initiative to my knowledge. Yet, I will continue to share with as many as I can the information I believe, for the most part, is only available here. Thank you for all your hard work and time it takes to keep this information flowing. I also save all your emails for reference in the future if the need arises. I hope it does.

  2. I posted a link to Greenwald’s column on all my social media accounts this morning, and hoped you would publish it as well. So far the only reaction is from my conservative friends who reacted positively advised they would also be posting the link. I hope a good number of those alerted to the article will read it carefully. I just checked, and there’s still no comment from the few Trump-deranged contacts I have remaining.

  3. I’ve also pointed people here. My new love has discussed topics here with her liberal friends, and they’re just blind to ethics lapses involving “their side”.

    Also, I did subscribe to Greenwald as a result of your prompting. Some things I don’t see the way he does, but he calls balls and strikes straight out.

    As you do.

    Refreshing.

  4. Convenient story. So the security forces left the zip ties in an unattended office, just in case they might need them later? Or maybe the regular occupant of the office used zip ties to keep his desk tidy? And maybe the guy with the fire extinguisher was just checking it had been filled properly?

    The video is more than enough to indicate what was going on. As we say : “Pull the other one!”.

    • Can you share the video? The one I found showed flex-cuff guy entering the building (without cuffs) and also in a hotel lobby with a middle aged woman purported to be his mom. I’m not sure I’d bring my mom on a kidnapping of legislators.
      I decided to investigate the claim that the cuffs were left by capital police. I found both pictures of capital police holding the very same style cuffs at the entrance, and also a black and high-vis green duffle bag, the very same colors as worn by capital police, with the same style cuffs inside it on the floor near the entrance.
      The more I look, the more I doubt this kidnapping narrative and the more I believe Jack is on the button.
      Try as I might, I can’t find a picture of someone carrying this duffle into the building.

    • It’s pretty simple,AW. If the prosecutors stated that they have no proof that of kidnapping plans and they couldn’t show the ties were brought into the Capitol, then they have no evidence thaty stands up in court, nor proof sufficient to determine intent. That’s all true. Thus the kidnapping media narrative is per se speculation, and thus useless, misleading and did honest to present otherwise.

      I once found a pick-axe in the middle of a road driving home from a Red Sox-Orioles game. A police officer stopping my car and finding a deadly weapon inside could have accused me of bringing it from home with the intent of doing harm. But he couldn’t prove a thing, and it is legal to in possession of a pick-axe…or plastic ties.

      • As you know better than I do Jack, impeachment is more of a political process than a judicial one. Possession of the zip ties may well be insufficient for any criminal charge against that miscreant. But they may still be considered relevant in deciding whether the President should be impeached. My understanding is that the normal rules, as apply for the admission of evidence in a criminal trial, do not apply.

  5. Yes, of course : “One can — and should — condemn the January 6 riot without inflating the threat it posed.” (Greenwald).

    But if a mob breaks into my offices and I hear the chant “Hang Andrew Wakeling”, I’ll consider that a major threat. Wouldn’t you?

  6. As much as I would believe Kathy Griffith was going to cut Trump’s head off or Johnny Depp would assassinate Trump or Madonna on the podium in front of thousands of pink Pussy hatted women at the 2017 inauguration that she might blow up the White House.

    Should I consider BLM a threat to any particular whites? If not why not?

      • I agree about BLM. Unfortunately I had two lines of thinking when I wrote the above and did not communicate what I wanted to about either.

        I believe AW introduced an idea that I don’t believe occurred on January 6. I am unaware of any member of either the Senate or House – or any staffer was actually confronted by the mob that day. So the idea that someone breaking into my office (while I am there) yelling hang him is introducing facts not in evidence. I could also say that if someone came in yelling I will kill you if I am not there is also non-starter just as someone yelling hang Mike Pence when he is no where around cannot be considered an imminent threat to the life of the VP. More to the point, if a group came intent on hanging the VP who brought the rope? None was found as far as I know.

        People yell all shorts of crap but unless you can demonstrate an actual attempt to harm a person such comments should be treated like Jeff Dunham’s Achmed the Terrorist when he says “I kihlll you” instead of trying to make it into something that was never to happen.

        If you disagree I want to see you suggest that rappers whose lyrics talk explicitly about killing cops be arrested for soliciting murder or Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp be arrested for insurrection when they called for Trump’s death with their hateful memes or indirect suggestive statements. Yelling lock her or him up which has occurred did not rise to a criminal act of conspiracy to falsely imprison and nor should these utterances.

        I take issue with the word insurrection – especially an armed insurrection which has been used extensively in the media and by the former head of the Capitol police. As far as I know only one firearm was confiscated from a vehicle a few block away and the only weapons that are claimed to have been seen were sticks and flag poles. No doubt, either could hurt you but saying they were armed is like saying because George Floyd had two arms he was armed. The only people shooting were the Capitol police. It is interesting that if a mob of people descend on Congress and interrupt them for a few hours it is an insurrection but three days of clashes with police and secret service officers at the White House is just a protest about George Floyd. I don’t buy that. It was an excuse to remove the President from office violently if they could or damage him if they could not get to him. I suggest there is far more evidence of attempts to overthrow the Trump administration than what the House Managers were calling a failed coup de tat incited by Trump.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-braces-for-third-day-of-protests-and-clashes-over-death-of-george-floyd/2020/05/31/589471a4-a33b-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html

        Tell me exactly why groups from across the country came to DC to protest at the white House a citizen’s death from the acts of a a local cop in Minneapolis Minnesota . I am sorry that I just don’t buy into the narrative that George Floyd was the impetus for laying siege at the White House.

        It seems to me that beginning in 2015 there had to be an organized insurrection effort to unseat the eventual duly elected President using a variety of useful idiots and varying degrees of escalating violence. When we see the scale of organized protests that began before Trump was nominated I have to believe that any insurrection that might have occurred began in 2015. If anyone was under a constant threat it was Trump. Moreover, a few hours of inconvenience to Congress is nothing compared to the disruption the anti Trump protesters unleashed on the general pubic since 2015. All because he posed an existential threat to the establishment that feeds at the public trough.

        In many of the protests against Trump protesters carried flags of other nations as they protested our immigration laws that trump planned to enforce. Would that not be foreign interference in our elections and if those same people waving Mexican Honduran, or Salvadoran flags fought with Americans would we not consider them foreign fighters or armed invaders – if flags on poles are seen as arms/weapons?

        From a Wikipedia list. Entries that are clearly merely only protests with no violence or public disruption were excised simply to shorten the list. I don’t like to copy and paste vast swaths of text. Suffice it to say that the list below is simply to illustrate the idea that the volume and mass of organized protests since 2015 cannot be attributed to mere spontaneous reactions to something Trump said. (Where have I heard that before?) Someone or some entity or group of entities is facilitating or orchestrating many of the these events.

        2015
        Protests against Trump began following the announcement of his candidacy in June 2015, especially after he said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were “bringing drugs, bringing crime, they’re rapists”.[1][2]

        June 29 – At a luncheon in Chicago, about 100 protesters gathered across from the City Club of Chicago to demonstrate.[1]

        A protest against Trump at the future Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2015
        July 9 – In Washington, D.C., a group of protesters gathered outside of the future Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. to demonstrate and “call for a worldwide boycott of Trump properties and TV shows”.[4]
        July 10 – While Trump spoke at a Friends of Abe gathering, about 150 protesters gathered with signs and hitting piñatas made in Trump’s image and chanting violent slogans and profanity. A smaller group of Trump supporters gathered near the protests and caused tension, with one Trump supporter mocking the protesters.[5]
        July 12 – Protesters interrupted Trump at a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, with a large sign and were later escorted out while Trump supporters chanted “U-S-A!”.[6]
        July 23 – Trump arrived in Laredo, Texas, and was greeted by protesters while others gathered in support.[7]
        August 11 – About 150 protesters gathered in Birch Run, Michigan outside of a rally at the Birch Run Expo Center, gathered by the Democratic Party of Michigan due to what they called “anti-immigrant, anti-veteran statements” made by Trump.[8]
        August 25 – During a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos began to question Trump since before being called on. After being told “Sit down! you weren’t called” and “Go back to Univision”, Ramos continued to interrupt the press conference and shout at Trump, to protest Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants and their children born into citizenship in the U.S. Because Ramos was acting like a disruptive activist and not a journalist, Trump motioned to his security, with Keith Schiller removing Ramos from the event. Trump later met with Ramos alone.[9][10][11]
        September 3 – Trump’s chief of security, Keith Schiller, was filmed punching a protester who had attempted to assault him.[12]
        October 14 – In Richmond, Virginia, several clashes broke out between protesters and Trump supporters.[13]
        November 7 – Over 200 protesters, many of them Latino, demonstrated outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where Trump was hosting Saturday Night Live.[14]
        December 4 – After being interrupted ten times during a speech in Raleigh, North Carolina, Trump ended his rally.[15]
        December 12 – Multiple protesters heckled Trump during a rally in Aiken, South Carolina.[16]
        December 22 – Trump’s speech was interrupted more than ten times at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with dozens of protesters being ejected for interfering with the first amendment rights of Trump and the other attendees. Trump characterized the protesters as “drugged out”, antagonized them by joking that they were “so weak for not fighting security”, and drew attention to the left’s tendency to smear Trump supporters as violent by sarcastically asking the protesters why they interrupted him “in a group of 9,000 maniacs that want to kill them”.[17]

        2016
        During the Republican primaries
        See also: Stop Trump movement
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        Trump protest in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 2016
        January 4 – Protesters interrupted Trump several times in Lowell, Massachusetts, with some chanting support for Bernie Sanders and the Black Lives Matter movement.[18]
        February 27 – In Valdosta, Georgia, 30 Valdosta State University students were asked to leave a college venue leased by the Trump campaign for a speech.[20][21]
        February 29 – At a rally, veteran photojournalist Chris Morris was grabbed by his throat and thrown to the ground by a member of the Secret Service.[22]
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        Trump rally at UIC Pavilion in Chicago on March 11, 2016, immediately after news of Trump’s cancellation of attendance of the event. Many protesters cheer “Bernie!” to show their support for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

        March 11 – During a rally in St. Louis, at which Trump was “repeatedly interrupted by protesters, violence broke out between supporters of Trump and protesters, resulting in 32 arrests.”[30][31] A planned event for later that day in Chicago drew confrontations between supporters and protesters in the arena at the University of Illinois at Chicago before Trump could come out to speak, due to an unusually large number of protesters, and the campaign cancelled the rally due to safety concerns. Trump stated that he made the decision himself, commenting, “I didn’t want to see people get hurt [so] I decided to postpone the rally.”[32][33][34]

        March 12 – Thomas Dimassimo, a 32-year-old man, attempted to rush the stage as Trump was speaking at a rally in Dayton, Ohio. Dimassimo was stopped by Secret Service agents and subsequently charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and inducing panic.[35]

        March 13 – Trump refused to take responsibility for clashes at his campaign events, criticized protesters who have dogged his rallies, and demanded that police begin to arrest rally protesters.[36] His Kansas City rally was interrupted repeatedly by protesters in the arena while protesters outside the event were pepper sprayed by police.[37][38] In an effort to dissuade future protesters, Trump may begin to request that protesters be arrested “[b]ecause then their lives are going to be ruined.”[38]

        March 17 – During an interview with CNN, Trump predicted “you’d have riots” if were denied the Republican nomination despite having the most delegates at the convention.[39]

        March 18 – Between 500 and 600 people engaged in a standoff outside of a rally in Salt Lake City, Utah. Police officers formed a human barricade to separate the two groups, who largely remained nonviolent. Toward the end of the rally, protesters tore down a security tent at a Trump rally in Utah and threw rocks at rally attendees as they left. Two people unsuccessfully attempted to breach the entrance of the venue. Secret Service officers secured the inside of the venue and roughly 40 police officers in riot gear repelled the protesters from entering the building.[40] No arrests were made.[41][42]

        March 19 – Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in New York chanted “Fuck Trump!” and “Donald Trump, Go away!” as they rallied around the Trump International Tower building near 60th St. and Columbus Circle. The group was followed by dozens of NYPD officers who lined the streets with metal barricades and blocked the protesters path as they tried to cross busy intersections. After violence broke out, police pepper-sprayed the crowd, whom police refused to let cross the street.[43] During a simultaneous protest, protesters blocked a highway leading to Trump’s Fountain Hills, Arizona rally, leading to three arrests.[44]

        Protests in New York City on April 14, 2016. One banner reads “Fuck UR Wall”, denouncing Trump’s policy on immigration.

        April 14 – Hundreds of protesters gathered in a New York City Hyatt hotel against the wishes of the hotel staff.[45]

        April 28 – Several hundred protesters in Costa Mesa, California, clashed with police and Trump supporters outside the OC Fair & Event Center, where Trump was holding a rally. Seventeen people were arrested and five police cars were damaged.[46]

        April 29 – Around 1,000 to 3,000[47][48][49] protested in the area surrounding Burlingame, California, where Trump was to give a speech at the California GOP convention.[50] Protesters rushed security gates at one point.[51] Activists blocked a main intersection outside the event and vandalized a police car. Eventually, the police restored order in the area.[52] For safety reasons, Trump himself was forced to climb over a wall and enter through a back entrance of the venue.[53]

        May 1 – Thousands of May Day demonstrators marched in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, some speaking out in support of workers and immigrants, others criticizing Trump. LAPD Sergeant Barry Montgomery told The Los Angeles Times that no one was arrested. Some protesters carried a big inflatable figure of Trump holding a Ku Klux Klan hood in his right hand.[54]
        After Trump won the primaries

        May 7 – Protesters shouting “Love Trumps Hate” met Trump supporters before his second rally in Washington. Many protesters outside spoke out against Trump’s words and policy stances regarding women, Hispanics, and Muslims, including his plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Later in the day, a group of protesters blocked a road near where Trump was supposed to speak, hoping to keep him from reaching the location. According to authorities, “a small number of arrests” were made.[55]

        May 24 – Following a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at police and police horses, smashed a glass door at the convention center, and burned a number of Trump signs and flags, filling the street with smoke.[56][57] Video footage of the incident also showed protesters jumping on top of several police cars.[58]

        May 25 – Anti-Trump protesters were arrested after clashing with Trump supporters in Anaheim who alleged the protesters were “illegals” and were “going to burn in Hell.”[59][60]

        May 27 – Anti-Trump protesters clashed with Trump supporters and with police after a Trump rally ended in San Diego. Protesters waved Mexican flags and signs supporting Bernie Sanders.[61] Some protesters were arrested when they attempted to push past railings separating them from the Convention Center where Trump was speaking.[62] The clashes, largely verbal and resulting in no injuries or property damage, began after the Trump rally ended and his supporters poured into the street. Individuals on both sides shouted and threw trash and the occasional punch, but no injuries or property damage were reported. Police then declared the protest an illegal assembly and ordered the crowd to disperse. Further arrests were made when some members of the crowd failed to disperse. A total of 35 people were arrested in that protest.[61][62][63]

        June 2 – Protests and riots occurred outside a Trump rally in San Jose, California. During a series of protests, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters waving Mexican flags climbed on cars, and harassed supporters of Donald Trump. There were reports of violence including instances of bottles being thrown and assaults against Trump supporters.[64][65]

        A police officer was assaulted.[66][65][67] At least one American flag was burned by protesters.[68] Video footage went viral of a female Trump supporter being pelted by eggs thrown by protesters.[69] The violence and police inaction was decried at San Jose City Hall later that month.[70]

        June 10 – Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed outside a rally in Richmond, Virginia. One Trump supporter was punched and several protesters were pushed to the ground by police. Five people were arrested but only one was charged.

        June 16 – A photographer for the Dallas Advocate was hit on head with a rock that had been thrown from a crowd outside a Dallas rally that included both Trump supporters and protesters.[71]

        June 19 – During a rally in Las Vegas, Michael Sandford, a 20-year-old British national, was arrested for assault and held in the county jail until he was arraigned in federal court and charged with “an act of violence on restricted grounds”. He was accused of attempting to seize a police officer’s firearm and later claiming he intended to kill Trump. A British citizen, he was in the U.S. illegally and is being held without bond.[72][73] He has since then pleaded guilty to federal charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.[74]

        July 1 – Three people were arrested after a conflict occurred between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters outside the Western Conservative Summit. According to The Gazette, a man grabbed pro-Trump bumper stickers from a woman selling them outside Denver’s convention center, ripped some of them, and threw them in her face. A pushing match then ensued, with many people spilling into the street.[75]
        After the official nomination

        Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroyed in October 2016

        August 19 – Dozens of protestors gathered in front and marched around the building where a fundraiser for Trump was held in Minneapolis. “Later in the evening, a smaller contingent grew unruly. Some fundraiser attendees were pushed and jostled, spit on and verbally harassed as they left the convention center.” [77]

        August 31 – A group of approximately 500 people protested in downtown Phoenix, Arizona chanting and hitting a Trump piñata. There were no arrests, although police had to usher two anti-Trump protesters off the sidewalk where speech-goers for a Trump rally entered the Phoenix Convention Center, saying that the protesters were causing conflict with the Trump supporters.[78]

        October 18 – Dozens of women, some of whom were victims of sexual assault, gathered in front of Trump Tower on a Tuesday morning to begin a series of protests across the nation pushing women to leave the Republican party and un-endorse Donald Trump. Dressed in black, the protesters sat in front of Trump Tower holding signs such as “Grab my pussy, muthafucker I dare you” and “Don’t tread on my pussy” in reference to the Donald Trump and Billy Bush recording.[82]

        October 26 – Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed with a sledgehammer and a pickaxe.[83] The man responsible pleaded no contest to one count of felony vandalism and was sentenced to three years of probation in February 2017.[84]

        November 5 – During a rally at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada, Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service agents when someone yelled “gun” while others tried to take a protester’s anti-Trump sign. The protester was questioned and found to have no weapons on him. Trump returned minutes later to resume his rally.[85][86]
        Post-election

        March against Trump in Saint Paul, Minnesota on November 9
        Following the announcement of Trump’s election victory, large protests broke out across the United States including other countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Philippines, Australia, Israel with some continuing for several days, and more protests planned for the following weeks and months.

        Protest outside Trump Tower, Chicago on November 9, 2016
        November 9
        Main article: 2016 Oakland riots
        Locations of protests against Donald Trump on November 9, 2016

        Thousands of protesters took to the street in Chicago. Chicago Tribune explains that the protest was “relatively peaceful” and was “devoid of any of the heavy vandalism of effigy burning that occurred elsewhere.” Five people were arrested in total.[87][88][89]
        Atlanta, Georgia[90]
        Boston, Massachusetts[91]
        Cleveland, Ohio[92]
        Dallas, Texas[93]
        Detroit, Michigan[94]
        Houston, Texas[95]
        Los Angeles, California[96]
        Miami, Florida[97]
        New York City, New York[98]
        Oakland, California[99]
        Omaha, Nebraska[100]
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[101]
        Portland, Oregon[102]
        Richmond, Virginia[103]
        San Diego, California[104]
        San Francisco, California[99]
        San Jose, California[104]
        Seattle, Washington[96]
        Washington, D.C.[105]
        Winston-Salem, North Carolina[106]
        Protests also occurred at various universities, including:
        Arizona State University[107]
        Fisk University[108]
        University of Kentucky[109]
        University of Michigan[110]
        University of Pittsburgh[111]
        High school and college students walked out of classes to protest.[96][112] The protests were mostly peaceful, although at some protests fires were lit, flags were burned, and a Trump piñata was burned.[113][114]

        Celebrities such as Madonna, Cher, and Lady Gaga took part in New York.[115][116][117] Some protesters took to blocking freeways in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Portland, Oregon, and were dispersed by police in the early hours of the morning.[118][119] One protester was hit by a car.[120] In a number of cities, protesters were dispersed with rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean-bags fired by police.[121][122][123] While protests ended at 3 am in New York City, calls were made to continue the protests over the coming days.[124]
        November 10
        Main article: 2016 Portland, Oregon riots

        Protesters gathered at Trump Tower in New York on November 10.
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        Protests in Madison, Wisconsin

        “Love Trumps Hate” was a common slogan, as here at the Idaho State Capitol.

        As Trump held the first transition meeting with President Obama at the White House, protesters were outside.[125] Protests continued in cities across the United States. International protests were held in London, Vancouver, and Manila.[126][127] Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti expressed understanding of the protests and praised those who peacefully wanted to make their voices heard.[128]

        In Austin, Texas, a young girl rallied protesters behind the mantra: “I am a female, I am mixed race, I am a child and I cannot vote. But that will not stop me from getting heard” after which chants of “Love is love, and love trumps hate” followed.[129][130][131][132] In Los Angeles, protesters continued blocking freeways.[133]
        A peaceful protest turned violent when a small group began rioting and attacking police in Portland, Oregon.[134] The protests in Portland attracted over 4,000 people and remained largely peaceful, but took to the highway and blocked traffic.[135] Acts of vandalism including a number of smashed windows, vandalized vehicles, and a dumpster fire caused police to declare a riot.[135][136]

        Numerous petitions were started to prevent Trump from taking office; including a Change.org petition started by Elijah Berg of North Carolina requesting that faithless electors in states that Trump won vote for Clinton instead, which surpassed three million signatures.[148]

        November 11
        Protests occurred in the following cities:
        Anchorage, Alaska[149]
        Atlanta, Georgia[150]
        Bakersfield, California[151]
        Burlington, Vermont[152]
        Columbia, South Carolina[153]
        Columbus, Ohio[154]
        Dallas, Texas[155]
        Denver, Colorado[156]
        Des Moines, Iowa[157]
        Eugene, Oregon[158]
        Fort Worth, Texas[159]
        Grand Rapids, Michigan[160]
        Iowa City, Iowa[161]
        Los Angeles, California[162]
        Nashville, Tennessee[108]
        New Haven, Connecticut[163]
        New York, New York[98]
        Olympia, Washington[164]
        Orlando, Florida[163]
        Royal Oak, Michigan[165]
        San Antonio, Texas[166]
        Protests also occurred at the following schools:
        Ohio State University[167]
        State University of New York at New Paltz[168]
        Texas State University[169]
        University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign[170]
        University of Massachusetts Amherst[171][172]
        University of Miami[173]
        University of North Carolina, Greensboro[174]
        University of North Carolina, Wilmington[175]
        University of Pacific[176]
        University of Rochester[177]
        Vanderbilt University[178]
        Virginia Commonwealth University[179]
        Wayne State University[180]
        Wesleyan University[181]
        A protest also occurred at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.[182][183] The American and Mexican national soccer teams also posed together in a Unity Wall in response to Trump’s election before their World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio.[184]

        Michael Moore at the march against Trump, New York City, November 12, 2016
        November 12
        Police in Portland, Oregon, said that they arrested over twenty people after protesters refused to disperse.[186]

        Protesters at an anti-Trump rally in Indianapolis on November 12
        On the first weekend day after the election, a march of over 10,000 people in Los Angeles went from MacArthur Park and shut down the busy Wilshire Blvd corridor.[187][188] In New York City, another crowd cited by NBC News as 25,000[189] marched from Union Square to Trump Tower.[190][191][192] In Chicago, thousands of people marched through The Loop.[193] In Indianapolis, about 500 people gathered at the Statehouse, then proceeded to march downtown.[194] Protesters split off into several groups, some of which moved to the streets and blocked traffic.[195] Some protesters were allegedly throwing rocks at police officers, who responded by firing non-lethal weapons.[196]
        International protests also occurred in cities such as Berlin, Germany, Melbourne, Australia and Perth, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.[197][198][199][200]

        November 13
        Protests continued in the following cities:
        Chicago, Illinois[201]
        Denver, Colorado[202]
        Erie, Pennsylvania[189]
        Fort Lauderdale, Florida[189]
        Los Angeles, California[189]
        Manchester, New Hampshire[203]
        New Haven, Connecticut[189]
        New York City, New York[189]
        Oakland, California[189]
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[189]
        Royal Oak, Michigan[204]
        San Francisco, California[189]
        Springfield, Massachusetts[189]
        San Antonio, Texas[205]

        In Atlanta, the words “FUCK TRUMP” were projected onto the side of a high-rise hotel by the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America.[206]

        International protests occurred in cities including Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where about a thousand people gathered in Nathan Phillips Square.[207][208]

        File:WATCH – Anti-Trump protest in Washington suburb.webm
        Anti-Trump protest in Silver Spring, Maryland[209]
        November 14
        A group of 40 protesters in Washington, D.C. staged a sit-in at the office of prospective Senate minority leader Charles Schumer, in an effort to change Democratic leadership and prevent the party’s collaboration with Trump. Seventeen arrests were made at that sit-in.[210]

        File:Wilson High School Students Protest Trump.webm
        Wilson High School students protest outside Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. News report from Voice of America.
        November 15 – Protests occurred in the following cities and universities:
        Akron, Ohio[214]
        Beltsville, Maryland[215]
        Kalamazoo, Michigan[216]
        Montgomery County, Maryland[217]
        New York City[218]
        Santa Barbara, California[219]
        Washington, D.C.[218][220]
        La Salle University[221]
        Penn State University[222]
        Rutgers University[223]
        St. Mary’s College of California[224]
        Stanford University[225]
        University of California, Riverside[226]
        University of Chicago[227]
        University of Illinois at Chicago[228]
        November 16

        Student protests continued for a third day in Montgomery County, Maryland.[217]

        Students around the country walked out of classes in an effort to push their schools to declare themselves a “sanctuary campus” from Trump’s planned immigration policy of mass deportations.[229] The Stanford, Rutgers, and St. Mary’s protests on November 15 were among the first.[224] Rutgers President Robert Barchi responded that the school will protect the privacy of its undocumented immigrants.[230] California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White made a similar affirmation.[231] Iowa State University reaffirmed continuation of their already existing policy.[232]

        Around 350 Harvard University faculty members signed a letter urging the administration to denounce hate speech, protect student privacy, reaffirm admissions and financial aid policies and to make the university a sanctuary. One of the first to sign the letter was Henry Louis Gates Jr.[233]

        The letters of Trump’s name were removed from three buildings in Manhattan, including Trump Place due to angered residents.[234]
        November 17

        Protest in Mission District, San Francisco, California on November 17
        In the early morning in Los Angeles, protesters chanted “Fire Bannon” in reference to Trump appointing Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist and senior counselor on Sunday.[235][236] Bannon denied accusations of his being a white nationalist, saying “I’m a nationalist.”[237][238]
        Two students were arrested at a protest at the University of Pittsburgh[239]
        A rally was held at the University of Miami[240]
        Around 100 students protested at Portland State University[241]
        November 18
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        Anti-Trump protest in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on November 18
        Various protests occurred in Augusta, Maine,[242] Chapel Hill, North Carolina,[243] Cleveland, Ohio,[244][245] Prince George’s County, Maryland,[246] Sacramento, California,[247] and Washington, D.C.[248]
        Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the musical Hamilton in New York City, where he was addressed by the cast.[249]
        November 19

        Protesters in Chicago on November 19, Marching toward Trump Tower Chicago

        Protesters at an anti-Trump rally in San Francisco
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        Philadelphia anti-Trump Rally on November 19, 2016

        About 3,000 formed a hand holding ring around Green Lake in Seattle, Washington.[250]
        In Chicago, approximately 2,000 protesters marched from Federal Plaza to Trump Tower Chicago.[251][252][253][254]

        Several hundred protesters rallied and marched in downtown San Francisco.[255]
        In New York City, three separate protests converged on the heavily secured area surrounding Trump Tower in New York City, where security guided them into a demonstration pen that had been erected outside of the president elect’s offices and residence. One group marched from Queens.[256] One group protesting Trump’s appointment of Bannon marched from Washington Square Park. A smaller but more dramatic group wearing stage special effects makeup of wounds and scars, marched from Union Square to indicate the damage a Trump administration will have on “marginalized people” including women.[257]

        International protests occurred in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;[258] Melbourne, Australia;[259] and Paris, France.[260]
        November 20

        A 69-year-old man dressed in a U.S. Marine uniform set himself alight in the Highland Square in Akron, Ohio, after ranting about the need to protest Trump’s election. He was hospitalized in stable condition.[261][262]

        A protest in Brooklyn Heights attracted Adam Horovitz to Adam Yauch Park (a park named after his late-Beastie Boys bandmate), where multiple spray-painted swastikas and the message “Go Trump” had been discovered two days before.[263] At the protest, Horovitz released a statement against Trump.[264]
        An anti-Trump group called “Not Up For Grabs: Portland” marched in Portland, Oregon.[265]
        During a live performance on the American Music Awards of 2016, Green Day performed their new song Bang Bang. In the middle of the song, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong included the anti-Trump chant “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”[266]

        November 21

        A rally was held outside the Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island.[267]
        A protest was held in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.[268]
        Protests continued outside Portland City Hall in Portland, Oregon, and a march was held later in the evening.[269]
        November 22 – Students at Christopher Newport University protested.[270]

        Protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 23
        November 23 – A protest occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protesters called for President Obama to pardon all immigrants before the end of his term.[271]
        November 25 – On Black Friday, protesters blocked entrances to stores on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.[272]
        November 26 – A small protest occurred at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon. Protester Bobby Lang said, “It’s either sit in horror or go out and do things.”[273]
        November 27 – A protest occurred at the Nebraska State Capitol building.[274] The crowd was estimated at around 200 people.[275]
        December 8 – There was controversy about the inaugural permitting for protests.[276] Hundreds of thousands of people have organized on Facebook to attend.[277] Partnership for Civil Justice Fund for the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has a lawsuit pending about protest near the Trump Hotel.[278]
        December 18 – On International Migrants Day approximately 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Los Angeles against Trump’s policies on immigration, the environment and healthcare.[279]
        December 19 – On the day the United States Electoral College convened protests were held at numerous state capitols, including but not limited to those of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Tennessee,[280] and Idaho.[281]
        January 3 – Five men, including NAACP president Cornell William Brooks, and one woman held a sit-in at Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, Alabama, intending to stay until Sessions withdrew his name for consideration as United States Attorney General or they were arrested.[282] The sit-in started at 11 am and ended at 6:30 pm when the protesters were arrested.[283]
        January 14 – About 2,000 protesters, most of them African-American, marched through rain near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to demand protection of civil rights and voting rights.[284]
        January 19
        The night before the inauguration, hundreds of people protested outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.[285]
        During the DeploraBall in Washington, D.C., hundreds of anti-Trump protesters demonstrated outside of the National Press Building.[286]
        During Trump’s presidency
        January 2017

        Protest in Chicago on January 20
        January 20 – Fifty women from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, demonstrated against the proposed wall and the Trump Administration immigration policies by standing on the US/Mexico border, linked by hands and braiding scarves or hair together between 7 am and 9 am.[287][288] The women were part of an organization called Boundless Across Borders.[288]
        January 20, inauguration – Multiple protests took place in connection with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America.[289]

        Women’s March in Washington D.C.
        January 21, Women’s Marches – A series of political rallies known as Women’s Marches took place in locations around the world.[290][291] Estimates suggest between 3.3 and 4.6 million people took part, making it the largest protest in United States history.[292]
        January 25 – Seven Greenpeace members climbed a construction crane belonging to Clark Construction and displayed a large banner saying “Resist”, blocking traffic and interrupting work on a new office building a half-mile from The White House.[293]
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        ‘Trump Immigration Order Sparks Protests at NY Airport’ report from Voice of America
        January 28 – Protests occurred at airports across the US,[294] including O’Hare International Airport in Chicago,[295] JFK Airport in New York, SFO in San Francisco,[295][296] LAX in Los Angeles[297] and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.[298]
        January 29 – Protests against executive order 13769, banning travelers and refugees from certain countries continue at airports and public spaces, continue in the United States[299][300][301] and internationally.[302]
        January 30 – A protest occurred at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, Canada in the wake of Trump’s executive order on immigration.[303] A demonstration by Democrats was held outside of the Supreme court to protest the executive order.[304] Across major cities in the United Kingdom, large crowds varying from over 200 people, protested against the Trump Administration’s order on banning travellers and refugees from certain countries, as well supporting the petition to ban the Trump state visit to the U.K, which gathered over one million signatures in two days.[305]
        January 31 – Protests against Executive Order 13769 continue. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, demonstrators showed up outside the Islamic Center to show support for the Muslim community.[306]
        February 2017
        February 2 – Yemeni business owners in New York City shut down their various businesses from noon until 8 pm to protest Executive Order 13769.[307] Thousands of Comcast employees in Portland, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Sunnyvale walked off the job in protest of the same executive order.[308] An LGBT anti-Trump rally was held in West Hollywood.[309] Some Baltimore residents protested both against this executive order and against “alleged drafts of orders” that might target LGBT rights.[310]
        February 3 – Mock vigils for the Bowling Green massacre, a fictitious event accidentally created by Kellyanne Conway while defending executive order 13769 took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky[311] and at Bowling Green train station in New York City.[312][313] An LGBT “dance protest” was held outside the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., with several hundred participants.[314]

        Protests in St. Louis

        LGBT Solidarity Rally on February 4
        February 4 – Protests occurred near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.[315] Between 1,200[315] and 2,000 protesters attended, starting outside Trump Plaza and continuing on Flagler Drive.[316] Protests also occurred in Toronto,[317] San Francisco,[318] and London against the travel ban.[319] The London protest also objected to Trump’s upcoming state visit.[319] Outside of the Stonewall Inn, thousands of LGBTQ supporters protested against Trump.[320][321]
        February 5 – Protests outside of Super Bowl LI took place in Houston.[322] Hundreds attended a march going from Hermann Park to NRG Stadium.[323] In Los Angeles, around 1,500 demonstrators protested against the Dakota and Keystone XL pipeline project.[324]
        February 6 – Around 200 people protested outside of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan against Executive Order 13769.[325] Twenty rabbis were arrested in the protest.[325]
        February 7 – Protesters in New York marched outside of Goldman Sachs’ headquarters to protest “Wall Street’s involvement in President Donald Trump’s administration.”[326]
        February 10 – Thousands of protesters in Iran demonstrated against Trump in Azadi Square on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.[327]
        February 11 – Thousands gather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco and spell out the word “Resist !!”, with overflow crowds creating an underline.[328] In Scotland, protesters in Edinburgh demonstrate against Trump.[329] Protests also occurred in Prague.[330] Thousands protested in Raleigh in support of LGBT rights and against Trump.[331]
        February 12 – Thousands in cities across Mexico took to the streets in protest against Trump’s attitude towards Mexicans and his proposed border wall.[332] Hundreds of protesters in Chicago lined up along the Chicago River and then mooned Trump Tower.[333]
        February 13 – The “Day Without Latinos” strike in Milwaukee protested both Trump-supporter, Sheriff David Clarke and the Trump administration’s aggressive moves on immigrants.[334] Students at Howard University protested Betsy DeVos’s visit to the campus and have asked campus administration to block President Trump from visiting.[335]
        February 14 – A protest against the Trump administration took place in Rochester.[336]
        February 16 – A Day Without Immigrants took place around the United States where immigrants stayed home from school, work and did not spend money in order to show their impact on society. The protest was in response to the Trump administration’s stance on immigration and increased federal raids.[337]

        Day Without Immigrants 2017 – Protesters in Washington, D.C.
        February 17 – General strike (see also: Day Without Immigrants 2017), prior to President’s Day.[338][339] Hundreds of people demonstrated against the Trump administration in Washington Square Park.[339]
        February 18 – Anti-Trump protesters demonstrated in a peaceful protest outside of a Trump rally held at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.[340] In New York, a staged funeral to “mourn the death of the U.S. presidency took place in Washington Square Park.[341]
        February 19 – Over 1,000 people participated in the “I Am a Muslim Too” rally at Times Square.[342] The event was organized by Russell Simmons and several religious leaders of different faiths.[342] Boston held a rally in support of science and the environment.[341]
        File:Not My President’s Day Protest VOA.webm
        ‘Not My President’s Day Protest’ video from Voice of America
        February 20 – Not My Presidents Day, thousands of protesters in cities around the country demonstrated against Trump.[343]
        February 21 – Protesters participated in a “Resist Trump Tuesday” protest in Chicago where 8 clergy members of different faiths were arrested.[344]
        February 22 – After the Trump administration rescinded the protections for transgender students to use school restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, protests took place.[345] There were around 200 people demonstrating in front of the White House in support of transgender students’ rights.[346] The city council of Richmond, California passed a resolution which supported an investigation of Trump in relation to the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.[347]
        February 24 – The United Talent Agency (UTA), which had already cancelled its Oscars party, hosted a rally against Trump, called “United Voices.”[348] The event helped raise $320,000 for the ACLU and the International Rescue Committee.[348] At the rally were Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Keegan-Michael Key and other celebrities.[349] There were nearly 2,000 attendees.[348]
        February 27 – A peaceful protest that stopped some traffic occurred in Minneapolis in the evening. The protest drew between 150 and 200 demonstrators who protested Trump and were in support of $15 minimum wage.[350]
        February 28 – Protesters in Vancouver demonstrated anti-Trump sentiment during the grand opening of the Trump hotel in Vancouver.[351] Outside the White House, despite pouring rain, Rosie O’Donnell led a few hundred protesters against Trump.[352]
        March 2017
        March 1 – Protests against Trump using the hashtag, #CampusResistance, occurred on college campuses across the United States.[353]
        March 2 – Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protested proposed budget cuts for their department. There were a “few dozen” protesters at the Federal Plaza in Chicago.[354]
        March 3 – Around 1,000 protesters in Chicago demonstrated for transgender rights and against the Trump administration.[355] In Palm Beach, around 100 protesters demonstrated against Trump, and one protester was arrested and given a traffic ticket and then released.[356]
        March 4 – Counter-protesters at Pro-Trump rallies (Spirit of America) occurred on March 4, with one protest, at Berkeley, becoming a violent clash between pro and anti-Trump groups.[357] Ten people were arrested in connection with the violence and the protest briefly shut down the BART station at Berkeley.[358] In Minneapolis, anti-Trump and pro-Trump supporters also clashed and six people were arrested for setting off firecrackers.[359]
        March 6 – A rally held outside of the White House against the new travel ban. Tom Perez was one of the speakers.[360]
        March 8 – A Day Without a Woman, a call for women not to work on International Women’s Day.[361]
        March 10 – Thousands of protesters marched from the US Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House to protest the Dakota Pipeline decision by Trump.[362]
        March 12 – In Baltimore, several groups protested the revised travel ban.[363] On Sunday morning, an anonymous environmental group carved the message “NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS.” into the greens of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.[364] On the same day, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, roughly 50–60 people protested outside the offices of Breitbart News aiming to “hold the Trump Administration accountable for its unprecedented assault on the free press.”[365]
        March 14 – Tech industry workers protested Trump’s policies on Pi Day.[366] There were a few hundred protesters in Palo Alto.[367]
        March 15 – Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside of a Trump rally in Nashville.[368] A physician, Carol Paris, interrupted the rally with a sign reading “Improved Medicare for All” and when she was met with boos from the crowd, Trump stopped speaking and she was asked to leave.[369] In Detroit, about 300 protesters demonstrated at the Willow Run Airport and denounced Trump’s environmental policies.[370]
        March 17 – A small protest against Trump took in took place in Aspen.[371] In New York, the “Irish Stand” event took place. It was led by Aodhán Ó Riordáin in Riverside Church and opposed Trump’s stance on immigration.[372]
        March 18 – Protests in London, Cardiff and Glasgow against Brexit and Trump’s “anti-migrant hysteria.”[373]
        March 20 – Hundreds of protesters on Monday waved signs and gave fiery speeches at the gates to Freedom Hall ahead President Donald Trump’s visit to tout his plan to replace Obamacare, booing as Air Force One passed overhead for landing.[374][375]
        March 21 – In opposition to “Trump Care,” around 300 protesters held a “die-in” outside of the office of Representative Darrell Issa in Vista, California.[376]
        March 25 – Trump supporters clashed with Protesters after the Trump supporters path were blocked by the protesters.[377]
        March 28 – Anti-Trump Protesters Gather Outside Senator Cornyn’s Houston Office and voice their opinion.[378]
        April 2017

        Tax March demonstrators outside the United States Capitol
        April 1 – Hundreds of protesters showed up for a “dance party” protest outside of Ivanka Trump’s Washington, D.C. home.[379]
        April 2 – Around 300 people, both pro and anti Trump came to a rally at Esther Short Park.[380]
        April 3 – Protesters displayed a banner with the words “Impeach Trump” at the opening day game at Nationals Park.[381]
        April 4 – Movie theaters across the United States and in five other countries screened 1984 in a protest against Donald Trump.[382][383]
        April 9 – More than 3,000 people came to the Dallas MegaMarch demonstration to protest Trump’s immigration policies.[384][385] Protests against Trump’s strike on Syria occurred in Milwaukee.[386]
        April 10 – Children and young adults from the group, We Belong Together, start their spring break trip to Washington D.C. to protest Trump. They first protested on Monday outside of Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office because the mayor of Miami-Dade County has agreed to work with Trump.[387]
        April 11 – Protests against both Trump and Representative Marsha Blackburn took place in Clarksville, Tennessee.[388]
        April 12 – The “first protest in space” was carried out by the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) by printing a tweet against Trump and flown into the near-space atmosphere.[389]
        April 13 – Around 25 protesters from the group, “Rise and Resist” were arrested while protesting immigration policies at Trump Tower.[390] Around 200 young people and other activists from We Belong Together protested in front of the White House.[391]
        April 15 – The Tax March demanded that Donald Trump release his tax returns. Thousands attended rallies and marches held throughout the U.S.[392][393] At least 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed Saturday at the Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California, police said. Another eleven people were also injured.[394]
        April 18 – Protesters came to Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha, Wisconsin to urge Trump to release his tax returns. President Trump was there to sign an executive order.[395]
        April 22 – March for Science – “Crowds massed in the US capital and around the world on Earth Day to support science and evidence-based research – a protest partly fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump’s threats of budget cuts to agencies funding scientists’ work.”[396]
        April 29 – People’s Climate Mobilization, environmental activists planned out rallies and marches in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States.[397]
        May 2017
        May 1 – Immigration rights strike and protest were planned.[398] The 2017 May Day protests took place across the country.[399]
        May 3 – Demonstrators rallied outside the White House to protest executive order 13798, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.[400]
        May 4 – A protest took place in New York when Trump returned to the city for the first time since he took office.[401] A protest took place at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City after the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).[402]
        May 9 – Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., demanding that Trump keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement.[citation needed]
        May 10 – A protest against Trump took place outside of the White House where demonstrators called for an independent prosecutor and for Trump’s impeachment.[403] Betsy DeVos was booed and students turned their back to her when she gave a commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University.[404]
        May 11 – Protesters in Butte gathered to demonstrated against Donald Trump, Jr. and Greg Gianforte.[405] Around 150 protesters in San Diego protested against Trump and the GOP.[406]
        May 13 – Around 200 protesters spelled out the word “Resist!” with their bodies on Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.[407] Around a hundred protesters demonstrated in Lynchburg against Trump’s Liberty University address.[408] Protesters in South Florida demonstrated in Little Haiti against the deportation of Haitian refugees.[409]
        May 15 – Protesters in Seattle rallied in front of the federal courthouse in opposition to the travel ban.[410] In Washington D.C., artist Robin Bell used a video projector to project words onto the Trump International Hotel, where many foreign businessmen and diplomats stay. Phrases shown included “PAY TRUMP BRIBES HERE” and “EMOLUMENTS WELCOME” (a reference to the controversy over Trump and the Foreign Emoluments clause.[411]
        May 20 – Protests took place in Yemen in opposition of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Thousands of demonstrators aligned with Houthi rebels marched through Sana’a.[412]
        May 23 – Thousands of demonstrators in Gaza supporting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) protested Trump’s visit to Bethlehem.[413] Protesters in Rome demonstrated against Trump’s visit to the Vatican.[414] Hundreds of students walked out on Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame in order to protest Trump administration policies.[415]
        May 24 – Around 9,000 people in Brussels attended a rally against Trump who called the city a “hellhole.” Belgians at the protest indicated that he was not welcome and that they were against “his war agenda.”[416][417]
        May 27 – A protest took place near the location of the G-7 summit in Giardini Naxos.[418]
        June 2017
        June 1 – Protesters demonstrated in front of the White House against Trump’s pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement.[419]
        June 3 – Thousands of protesters participated in the March for Truth.[420]
        July 2017
        July 2 – “Impeachment March” rallies in several major U.S. cities advocated for U.S. Congress to start the impeachment process for Trump.[421]
        July 4 – An anti-Trump rally coinciding with Independence Day called “We Will Not Be Banned” protests Trump’s immigration policies at Trump Tower.[422]
        August 2017
        August 13 – Thousands protest in New York City as President Trump returns to Trump Tower for the first time since January 19[423]
        August 19 – Responses to the 2017 Unite the Right Rally took place in various cities. In particular in Boston, 40,000 people counter-protested the Boston Free Speech rally.[424]

        Protest against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Tehran, 11 December 2017
        August 22 – Thousands protest in Phoenix outside the Phoenix convention center while President Trump visits to make a campaign rally speech in the Phoenix Convention Center.[425]
        August 26 – Thousands protested Trump in California outside the Los Angeles City Hall while Congresswoman Judy Chu lead a rally as Keynote Speaker in support of the Indivisible March on Women’s Equality Day that was dedicated to Heather Heyer. The Indivisible March was founded by Indivisible Suffragists, one of over 6,000 Indivisible Groups nationwide, with similar events that was co-organized in Alaska, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and West Virginia[426][427][428][429][430][431]
        September 2017
        September 5 – Thousands protest throughout the country in response to the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.[432]
        September 19 – Ten people, including Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito of the New York City Council are arrested protesting in front of Trump Tower.[433]
        September 24 – Hundreds of players throughout the National Football League protest during the national anthem.[434]

        Protest against U.S. involvement in the military intervention in Yemen, New York City, December 2017
        November 2017
        November 10 – In the Philippines, Militant group stage the protests against Trump, who will be visiting in the country for the 2017 ASEAN Summit.[435][436]
        November 21 – In Palm Beach, hundreds protest outside Mar-a-Lago before President Trump arrives over the termination of Temporary Protected Status.[437]
        January 2018
        January 15 – Hundreds protest in Times Square against President Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.[438]
        January 20 – Hundreds of thousands protested during the 2018 Women’s March, on the first day of a government shutdown.[439]
        January 29 – People’s State of the Union joint protest.[440]
        June 2018
        Protests against family separation in U.S. immigration enforcement took place throughout May, June and July.[441][442][443]
        July 2018

        “Kremlin Annex” protesters, November 2018.
        July 13 – Protests in several UK cities, during Trump’s visit to London, including flying the Donald Trump baby balloon.[444]
        July 17 – Occupy Lafayette Park “Kremlin Annex” protest.[445] Protesters first gathered outside the White House as Trump returned from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, yelling “traitor”, and assuming the metaphor whereby the White House had become an annex of the Kremlin.[446] The protest has become a continuous daily event in operation for over 109 days as of November 1, 2018,[447] featuring musicians and celebrities[448][449] on an amplified speaking platform.[450]
        October 2018
        October 30 – The visitation of Trump at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, following the shooting of the Jews there 3 days earlier, was greeted by the protest.[451]
        November 2018
        A protester holds up a sign that reads “Act Now – Protect Mueller”.
        Protesters wanting protection for Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation in San Jose, California.
        November 8 – “Nobody Is Above the Law” protests occur in various cities due to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.[452]
        November 30 – A baby Trump blimp, similar to that one in London, was floated outside the Congress in Buenos Aires where the G20 Summit is held.[453][454]
        January 2019
        January 19 – Tens of thousands protested during the 2019 Women’s March, albeit in smaller numbers compared to previous years, and in spite of both cold weather and controversy over leadership thereof.[455]
        February 2019
        February 15 – Following Trump’s declaration of National Emergency to build a border wall, demonstrators gathered in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City.[456]
        February 18 – Demonstrations were held throughout the country on Presidents’ Day, in protest of Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.[457]
        June 2019
        June 3 – Several thousands protest outside of Buckingham Place in the UK where Trump was making a State visit.[458]
        September 2019
        September 20 – The first day of a week of major global climate strikes served as one of the largest climate mobilizations in US history, with over 1,000 Friday walkout events planned across all 50 states and U.S. territories, protesting the energy policies of the Trump administration.[459]
        October 2019
        October 27 – President Trump and his wife Melania were booed by baseball fans as they attended the World Series held in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., while chanting “lock him up!”[460]
        November 2019
        November 2 – Trump was booed by the fans as he attended the UFC fight held in Madison Square Garden in New York.[461]
        November 11 – Trump’s attendance at the New York City Veterans Day Parade was greeted by both supporters and protesters with the latter calling for impeachment.[462]
        December 2019
        December 11 – An artwork of Donald Trump, alongside Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, is seen displaying at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City in Metro Manila during the protests on International Human Rights day.[463]
        December 17 – nationwide “No One Is Above the Law” rallies calling on Congress to vote for impeachment and removal from office; ~500 events in all 50 states[464]
        January 2020
        January 18 – The 2020 Women’s March in January focused not just on reproductive rights, immigration and climate change, but also on the upcoming 2020 election[465]
        January 29 – Swarm The Senate protest takes place in Washington D.C., demanding witnesses in Trump’s trial and lawyer John Bolton to testify.[466]
        February 2020
        February 5 – Protests against Trump’s impeachment trial acquittal occur in various cities.[467]
        October 2020
        October 17 – The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in mid-September, less than seven weeks before a presidential election, led to a rushed confirmation hearing by the GOP senate majority for Trump’s third SCOTUS appointee, conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, and prompted a second Women’s March.[468]

  7. Wallphone: you’ve probably got more video than I have. I doubt whether there is convincing evidence one way or the other, as to whether this miscreant brought the zip ties with him or picked them up at the Capitol. I doubt though that he intended to return them to their proper owner…… you know as some sort of public duty.

    So the accusations will continue to fly. I think Jack made the point some moons ago (over police shootings) that it is wrong to refer to alternative views as ‘lies’ just when we disagree with them but can’t prove them incorrect.

    But, attempted insurrection or not, it is to my mind quite reasonable to be appalled and disgusted by the interruption of proper business at the Capitol on 6 January, and all that went with it.

  8. I’m probably one of the few who’s has rid themselves of liberal so-called friends. Their ideology and beliefs are so opposite mine that I find it a waste of time to have even simple conversations with them. Life is much easier now. A few conservatives still cause me grief, but at least I don’t feel I’m beating my head against a wall in simple dialogue.

  9. Sorry Chris. I’ve lost track of whatever point you are making. (That must be the longest EA post ever!) . Does this enormous volume of anti Trump protest somehow justify the invasion of the Capitol on 6 January? Surely not?

    Or is this a ‘whataboutism’ rejoinder? Am I and others to be ‘estopped’ from being outraged about 6 January unless we can show we were outraged in the cases you list at such length?

    For me January 6 was quite different. The Capitol was disrupted in the process of transferring Presidential power. The outgoing and defeated President was at least partly involved in that disruption. The disruption may well have been a somewhat desperate attempt to thwart the democratic process.

    For me in this dismal affair, Mitch McConnell’s comments strikes a rare and encouraging shaft of light. And using Jack’s phrase, Donald Trump’s response to McConnell must surely be of ‘signature significance’.

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