Two Protests In Town
(3.25) What would Dante make of the current administration. To which circle of hell would he condemn these creatures, they fit so many categories: thieves, hypocrites, sowers of discord, traitors against their country. This last one gets them all the way down to the ninth circle, frozen up to their necks in a lake of ice. At one point, Dante and Virgil see two heads frozen in one hole, one gnawing the nape of the other’s neck. (Bannon/Conway? No . . . Ivanka/Bannon! I can’t decide — it’s too delicious.)
At any rate, two events are planned for this Saturday, March 25, as we wait for congressional invertebrates to proceed with a proper investigation. (I just tried calling one ‘ninth circle’ shoo-in, Congressman Devin Nunes, and his mailbox is full.)
10:30am to 2pm — State House, ‘Disrupt the Trump Rally’ organized by ‘PVD Against Trump’ (Facebook event):
On March 25th Donald Trump supporters, many driving in from outside Rhode Island, will attempt to march freely through the streets of Providence and up to the statehouse in support of their president and his vicious anti-immigrant, anti-worker, Islamophobic, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, and transphobic policies.
Fuck that. Providence knows better. Together we can show Trump and his supporters what WE stand for. We won’t tolerate this in our city. Bring something to make noise. (Pots and pans etc.)
Organize with your friends and local organizations. Occupy the State House green!
We encourage no one to instigate violence.
Noon to 3pm — ‘Rise Up! RI’ organized by Womens’ March on Washington RI (Facebook event) Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street.
This rally is to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI. This non-violent gathering is led by the RI Chapter of the Women’s March Network – join us and add your voice to the chorus who believe in equal rights for everyone! You’ll hear from a diverse group of speakers, enjoy local musicians (The Strattones and the Becky Chace Band), and local food trucks.
Please dress warmly [REALLY? Are you kidding me with this? I wonder why we get called snowflakes.] bring signs, wear your pink hats and gather at Roger Williams National Memorial Park . . . This event is a PRO-human rights event that will be non-violent.
So it looks like you can go to both events.