Civil Rights Organizers Begin 10-Day Charlottesville-DC March To Demand Trump Leave Office
This gives us some real hope. From The Hill:
Activists are set to start a 10-day march from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. on Monday to confront white supremacy and demand President Trump’s removal from office.
“The March to Confront White Supremacy,” is set to start in Charlottesville Monday, Aug. 8 and end in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Organizers say the march will be followed by an occupation of Washington, D.C. with daily nonviolent demonstrations.
“This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. We demand that President Trump to be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it’s done to our country and its people,” the website for the march reads.
“This will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay,” they added.
But that’s not all:
“The March to Confront White Supremacy,” is being planned by a number of activist groups such as the Women’s March, Working Families Party, the Action Group Network, United We Dream, Color of Change, and others.
Violence erupted in Charlottesville earlier this month at a protest when a man with alleged ties to white nationalists killed one person and injured dozens more by ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Tensions were further inflamed when Trump responded to the violence by blaming “many sides” for the violence.
The attack spurred demonstrations against white supremacy around the country, including Durham, North Carolina, where protesters surrounded and toppled a Confederate statue in the days after the violence. Other cities around the country have chosen to take down or cover Confederate monuments in the wake of the Charlottesville attack.
If you want to join them, here’s a good place to start.
In the meantime, tweet out #cville2dc, and check out the attention they’ve gotten already:
We are marching from #cville2dc confronting White Supremacy. Join Us, Support Us, Learn More: https://t.co/YzEarvvr1D pic.twitter.com/RstKAI1KIJ
— Cville 2 DC March (@cville2dc) August 26, 2017
The time has come to march again.
From Charlottesville to DC.
August 28 – September 6.
Confront White Supremacy.#Cville2DC pic.twitter.com/7hy0Y1ygoV
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 26, 2017
My latest: Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy https://t.co/MUdoykA6mm
— Frank Lloyd Write ? (@emarvelous) August 26, 2017
Charlottesville to DC March is happening. Spread the word.@cville2dc #cville2dc
URL: https://t.co/m9B5LagKbt https://t.co/m0OlBtJGGb
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) August 26, 2017
Women’s March is proud to be part of a coalition marching 100+ miles from Charlottesville to DC. Join us! https://t.co/3jXYDLe77I #Cville2DC pic.twitter.com/XHpBVL1pGu
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) August 26, 2017
Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy #Cville2DC https://t.co/yUqHzL0JlH
— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) August 26, 2017
Large Coalition ready to march on Monday August 28th from #Cville2DC follow @cville2dc for more updates. I’ll be there pic.twitter.com/bvtWm1p7KW
— Nelini Stamp (@NelStamp) August 26, 2017