#PortlandStrong: Women form ‘Wall of Moms’ to protect protesters, Internet says ‘no peace until Trump’s gone’
The videos showcasing women marching with their arms linked have taken the Internet by storm. They can be seen chanting slogans like 'Moms are here, Feds stay clear' and 'Leave our kids alone'
Protesters are gathering in large numbers in Oregon, Portland, despite the intervention of the federal authorities. The civil unrest which was instigated by the death of the 46-year-old Black man George Floyd is only growing intense with each passing day. On Monday, July 20, the federal court witnessed a human shield formed around it, as the majority of women took to the streets to demonstrate protests and protect fellow protestors.
The videos showcasing women marching with their arms linked have taken the Internet by storm, trending #PortlandStrong. The act of resistance is being dubbed, “Wall of Moms” and the women in the video are seen chanting slogans like "Moms are here, Feds stay clear" and "Leave our kids alone." And, in another video, the women are heard singing “hands up please don’t shoot me” while raising placards carrying messages about racial injustice and call for police reform.
To protect themselves from the Feds, the women wore helmets and masks as they peacefully protested before the courthouse. Internet users quickly took to Twitter to support all the mothers, other women, and men who have come forward to fight for the rights of the Black community. Many tweets have suggested that more than 2,000 of them have gathered in front of the justice center.
Meanwhile, some of the Twitter users have compared the protests in Portland with Barack Obama’s presidential rally from 2008, which witnessed tens and thousands of people gather at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Oregon. “Remember Barack Obama’s Portland rally? The impeached bean salesman may have forgotten #PortlandStrong” wrote one.
However, discussing the unrest in Portland, many Internet users have stated that the nation is going to face similar problems until President Donald Trump resigns from his position. While one user wrote, “Trump federal goons in #Portland are a military assault on a social justice movement and a violent attack on democracy. These brave protestors are the VERY BEST of America.” Another tweeted, “There will be no peace until Trump and McConnell are gone. Even then we have a tremendous amount of work to do to make America live up to her ideals.” wrote another.
Adding to the previous tweets one wrote, “The #PortlandStrong response to the Jack-boots of DHS is heartening. There will be a need for similar shows of strength from the citizenry in every city in the US. He will NOT go quietly. The transfer of power wil NOT be peaceful. Trump is 'war-gaming' his options. Be ready.”