“[T]he plan is to occupy city centers and parks and not leave until, and only until, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fallen.”
Protestors of Donald Trump and his administration are gearing up for an Occupy Wall Street-type sit-in protest in major cities across the country that won’t end until, they say, Trump and his allies are defeated.
That’s the report from Politico, who spoke to several “Resistance” protestors about their planning for a November 4 demonstration in cities across the U.S.:
The planning is still in its early stages, but the organizers have an idea in mind. On Saturday, November 4—approximately a year after President Donald Trump’s election—members of the Resistance will descend on America’s major cities. They’ll march and demonstrate, as they have in the past, but this time, say organizers, they won’t go home at the end of the day. Instead, the plan is to occupy city centers and parks and not leave until, and only until, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fallen.
According to these protestors, demonstrators will take shifts and “those who are able will camp out each night.”
Organizers are hesitant to label the upcoming protests as “Occupy 2.0,” given that the so-called “Occupy movement” achieved no actual results.
Ironically, some have even drawn a direct line between Occupy’s populist demands and the rise of their new nemesis, Donald Trump. Per the Associated Press:
And some political observers even draw a line between the movement and the rise of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who tapped into the vein of suspicion against the power of elites — the 1 percent — that Occupy made ubiquitous.
“We had sort of a deep-down effect on activists all around the world,” said Kalle Lasn of the Vancouver, British Columbia-based “Adbusters” magazine, among those who put out the call for a protest of Wall Street to take place Sept. 17, 2011. “We politicized a whole generation of young people who didn’t quite know what to do with their activism and their feelings of anger.”
Though the goal for this new Occupy movement is to remove Trump from office, their methods are “hazy,” according to Politico, though the organizers did say they’re not trying to launch a government coup. Rather, they will likely rely on a congressional impeachment, a declaration that Trump is unfit to serve under the 25th Amendment, or the president quitting out of frustration.
Initial meetings for this new Occupy movement were held in New York Chicago, Austin, and Los Angeles.
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