Americans Protesting Trump

Here’s a thread to collect anecdotes and images about public protests or demonstrations opposing President Trump. I find these images really inspiring.

Here’s the first one I’m posting, which comes from St. Louis:

18 Responses to “Americans Protesting Trump”


  1. Reid

    Edit

    Not really a public protest by American citizens, but I’m going to allow it:

    Edit2

    First, I found an article that says the story of told in the commercial is not true, at least based on a guy who wrote a book about Anheuser-Busch.

    Next, back to the topic of the thread:

  2. Reid

    This lifted my spirits

    Conservative Evangelicals Join Letter Denouncing Trump’s Order on Refugees

    “As leaders, we welcome the concern expressed for religious minorities, including persecuted Christians,” the ad states. “Followers of Christ face horrific persecution and even genocide in certain parts of the world. While we are eager to welcome persecuted Christians, we also welcome vulnerable Muslims and people of other faiths or no faith at all. This executive order dramatically reduces the overall number of refugees allowed this year, robbing families of hope and a future. And it could well cost them their lives.”

    and

    Lynne Hybels said in a statement that she has met refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Congo and in Illinois and Michigan.

    “For some people, embracing refugees is a political issue,” she said in a statement. “For me, as a Christian, speaking up for and caring for refugees is more an act of worship and obedience to a God whose Kingdom is global and whose ‘mercies are new every morning.’”

    Amen!

  3. Reid

    Yeah, Citizens of Utah!

    I hope they vote Chaffetz out of office.

    Edit

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    GOP Townhall on Obamacare

    Edit 2/10/2017
    From CNN: Republican Town Halls on Obamacare

  4. Reid

    A Bad Way to Protest

    A few protesters were either trying to prevent Secretary DeVos from entering or leaving a building (apparently a school).

    Edit

    Sigh…Congressman from California.

  5. Reid

    Edit: Critically Watching Protest Coverage

    Good tips:

    Attempts to de-legitimize protest common–e.g., paid protests, protesters just there for entertainment, etc.

    Does coverage focus on mayhem or peaceful activity? Trash or protesters cleaning up. Be mindful of the outlet that’s covering the protest. Try to find out if specific actions are representative of the overall protest

    Be mindful of labels (e.g. “riot” vs. “protest”) used to describe event and people involved.

    Take numbers of crowd size with a grain of salt

  6. Reid

    In Iowa today

    And…

  7. Reid

    I Like This Response by Senator Tom Cotton

    On another note: While I support people protesting, at these town hall meetings, I don’t really like it when people are constantly shouting, especially when they’re asking a question. If you’re asking a question, let the Congress person give an answer. You can protest and be civil at the same time. Now, this isn’t to say that there isn’t a time and place to express anger and emotion at these meetings, but I think it can go overboard and discredit the protester.

  8. Reid

    This is Beautiful

    This is not really a protest, but I’m going to put it here. I found it inspiring and moving–the best of us coming out.

    From Think Progress: Jewish Donors Raise Money to Repair Tampa Mosque

    Soon after the Daarus Salaam Mosque in Tampa was set on fire last Friday, a Muslim man named Adeel Karim created a LaunchGood fundraising campaign to raise $40,000 for repairs for water damage caused when the blaze was put out. Within days, the campaign had raised over $60,000, thanks to an outpouring of support from Jewish donors. Karim discovered their generosity when he realized people were giving what appeared to be random sums of money.
    “I couldn’t understand why people were donating in what seemed like weird amounts to the cause. There are sums of 18, 36, 72.00 dollars etc. then I figured out after clicking on the names Avi, Cohen, Gold-stein, Rubin, Fisher,” he explained in a recent Facebook post. “Jews donate in multiples of 18 as a form of what is called ‘Chai’. It wishes the recipient a long life.”

    It should be noted that Muslim-Americans have also helped raise funds and helped repair vandalism at Jewish cemeteries. Awesome!

    Here it is:

    Edit (3/2/2017)

  9. Reid

    Climate Change Protests

    Time-lapse, bird's-eye video shows thousands of protesters marching toward White House for action on climate change https://t.co/yoYEIbNWAO pic.twitter.com/jNpi7WceZi— CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2017

  10. Reid

    Protesting the Republican Health Care Bill

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  12. Mitchell

    Ugh. I appreciate the sentiment, but people who sing that song in this context don’t understand the song and have never listened to it.

    (insert chorus between each verse)

    As I went walking I saw a sign there
    And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.”
    But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
    That side was made for you and me.

    In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
    By the relief office I seen my people;
    As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
    Is this land made for you and me?

    Nobody living can ever stop me,
    As I go walking that freedom highway;
    Nobody living can ever make me turn back
    This land was made for you and me.

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  15. Reid

    This is pretty great.

    (If it’s not clear, Drezner is a big Red Sox fan.) The follow-up is great as well:

  16. Mitchell

    Did you hear if the protestors were specifically calling out the administration?

  17. Reid

    Mitchell,

    Not that I know of.

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh thanks all those who came out to "fight back on the white supremacists that were coming to our city." pic.twitter.com/YBwUaW4lLG— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2017

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