Third Parties join Jan 20 anti-Trump Inauguration Protest


By Mark Wachtler

The left is planning the mother of all anti-Trump protests on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.

December 18, 2016. Washington, DC (ONN) America’s opposition right is warning that their counterparts on the left are planning a Tet Offensive style uprising on January 20, the day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as US President. Tens of thousands of anti-Trump protestors will swarm inauguration day in Washington. Their objectives are as varying as the groups participating, including a number of political parties from the opposition left.

Green Party

The largest of America’s opposition left political parties, the Green Party, has announced it will participate in the January 20 demonstration in the nation’s capital. The Party announced, ‘The Green Party of the United States has endorsed Occupy Inauguration, as Greens prepare to participate in events planned for Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.’

“In joining the Occupy Inauguration coalition, Greens are also protesting Democrats and moderate Republicans whose response to Mr. Trump's extremist agenda will be accommodation, compromise, and capitulation,” explained Green Party co-chair Darryl Moch, “The real opposition party during the next four years will be Greens, not Democrats.”

Peace and Freedom Party

Headquartered on the opposite side of the country in California, the Peace and Freedom Party is holding a pre-protest meeting this weekend to organize their participation in the January 20th demonstration. The Party is coordinating with a number of other local groups such as the South Bay Progressive Alliance and the San José Peace and Justice Center.

Inviting all anti-Trump organizations in the area to send a representative to their planning meeting, the Peace and Freedom announcement proclaimed, ‘Let the incoming Trump administration know we will not stand for attacks on immigrants, Muslims, African Americans and other people of color; crackdowns on Native water protectors and others seeking to save the environment; stepped-up mass surveillance; restrictions on the rights of women, seniors, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and workers; cutbacks to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security; and more unending wars.’

Party for Socialism and Liberation

The Party for Socialism and Liberation has also announced their participation in the Washington DC mass demonstration. Local PSL chapters in cities across the country are already preparing to travel to Washington to join the protest. The PSL national office republished a call to action from fellow organizers.

‘Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, DC on January 20, 2017 to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day,’ the announcement reads, ‘It is critically important that we keep building a larger grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism’s assault against workers’ living standards and the environment.’

Opposition Right warns of Leftist Revolution

The right is warning that the January 20th inauguration day protest is actually a smoke screen for a communist-socialist coup to overthrow the United States federal government. While that might be an unfounded fear, this coming mass demonstration is different from all the past anti-Trump protests. Instead of targeting one person and the Republican Party, this time the left will be protesting the US President and taking on the FBI, NSA, CIA and all the other agencies making up America’s secret police.

The right-leaning publication Natural News is anti-establishment, but even they are warning their readers of a possible coup on January 20th. They’ve also incorporated threats from Islamic Jihadists like ISIS and warn they may be planning terror attacks across America on the same day, ‘Today, I am reminding all American patriots that they may be called to help defend the Republic against the insane leftist uprising and coordinated ISIS terrorist attacks announced for January 20.’

The publication cites one of the many organizers of the January 20 inauguration day protest, specifically ‘On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States,’ the DisruptJ20 website announces, ‘We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.’

Final thoughts

While warnings of a January 20th opposition-left coup attempt against the US government are unwarranted and unfounded, and we hope warnings of ISIS terror attacks are too, it’s true that inauguration day in Washington DC will be historic for the sheer size of the protest against the incoming President. Will demonstrators succeed in shutting down the inauguration, and maybe even the entire capital? Will the new Trump administration respond by initiating police state tactics on day one? We shall see.



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