Where: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco
What: Car caravan protests, photo ops
(protesters will follow social distancing & safety precautions)
RefuseFascism supporters will deliver home-made body-bags, observing social distancing and safe practices, saying, "We recognize the Trump/Pence regime, with its opposition to science and its fascist program now poses an even greater danger to humanity due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
In contrast to Trump supporters who rallied at the Michigan state capitol this week with assault weapons and Confederate flags, demanding an end to the quarantine, the Refuse Fascism protesters take action "in the name of humanity," and demanding measures based on science protecting global health.
Citing more than 3 years of Trump consolidating an "American Fascism," the March 2020 RefuseFascism Statement of Conscience says, "The regime bludgeons the very notion of objective truth; trafficking not merely in lies, but in flagrant campaigns of disinformation.
"They purge those who refuse to march in lockstep, then pack the judiciary, the police and the military, the executive and legislative branches, and the state houses with fascists and all manner of reactionary zealots—including theocratic Christian fascists—who see this as their last chance to cement their domination for generations to come."
Protesters said this week that "While we physically separate ourselves, we cannot cut ourselves off from our responsibility to act NOW to stop a regime that poses catastrophic consequence for all of humanity. There are times in history when a people must reach deep into their collective conscience and act with extraordinary moral courage to stop the crimes of their government."
Participants are available for interviews. Video will be posted at Facebook.com/RefuseFascism.
Demands of the weekend's protests:
-- Provide aid and protection for humanity globally, not just for Americans, based on international co-operation, not competition.
-- Provide ventilators and hospital beds for those needing intensive care; and mass testing to provide information needed to slow the spread of the virus.
-- Provide Personal Protective Equipment for all health workers.
-- Ensure health and safety from the virus of all those in jail, prison, or ICE detention camps; immediate release of everyone not convicted of a violent crime, and of asylum seekers and families.
-- Most importantly, we demand the immediate removal of Trump & Pence.
Chicago: Sat 4/18 12:00 pm Cook County Jail 2700 S. California; 1:00 pm Trump Tower vicinity, across river on Wacker Dr
Cleveland: Sat 4/18 3:30 pm Cleveland Jail Lakeside & Ontario
Detroit: Sat 4/18 12:30 pm Eastern Market
Los Angeles: Sat 4/18 3:00 pm 1440 W Pacific Coast Hwy WIlmington CA
NYC: Sat 4/18 12:00 pm Trump Intll Hotel 1 Central Park West
Philly: Sat 4/18 1:00 pm Federal Detention Center 700 Arch Street; 2:00 pm Trump Natl Golf Club gate Pine Hill NJ
San Francisco: Sun 4/19 1:00 pm Federal Building 90 7th Street
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|Nationwide Body Bag Deliveries to Trump Properties Demanding: Trump/Pence #OutNow|
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|Date||Sunday April 19|
|Time||1:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
90 7th Street
Added to the calendar on Saturday Apr 18th, 2020 10:40 PM