Trump supporters slam 'White House Siege' despite its non-violent claim: 'Hopefully many of them will get shot'

The event calls on protesters to peacefully demonstrate for exactly 50 days outside the White House in the hopes of seeing Trump out of the Oval Office


                            Trump supporters slam 'White House Siege' despite its non-violent claim: 'Hopefully many of them will get shot'
(adbusters.org)

President Donald Trump's supporters have recently taken to social media to raise alarm about an upcoming event in Washington DC called the 'White House Siege.' The event, which calls on protesters to peacefully demonstrate outside the White House for exactly 50 days, is organized in the hopes to see Trump out of the Oval Office and begins September 17 - the 9th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. The name of the event, however, has garnered a lot of negative attention, especially from the president's supporters and right-wing media. Although the organizers of the event claim that the demonstration will be non-violent, Trump supporters, however, appear to believe that the organization is planning a literal siege of the White House, which is nothing short of a fortress. 

One user on Twitter wrote: "The White house Siege will be nonviolent Well, they are calling for non violence regardless of their intention in calling for this It will likely be violent." While another said: "Portland is quiet now. They have all left to head to D.C. to lay siege to the White House. The orders have been given to ignite "Maidan USA" Will we see mounds of burning tires and Molotovs raining down on Capitol police?" A third even wished the demonstrators set to gather for the event be shot in the process: "Because planning a *Siege* of the white house isn't escalating enough... These Pendejos don't know what they are talking about and hopefully many of them will get shot."



 

 



 

 



 

A fourth added: "They can claim whatever they want, their intention is violent. No one believes they think "HURR DURR there has been almost 4 months of riots, but taking our riots to DC will be 100% peaceful". They are liars. They plan violent clashes with cops, arson and assaults."



 

The event is being organized by Adbusters, a Canada-based magazine, which had assisted in sparking Occupy Wall Street in 2011 in the US. The organization now plans a similar gathering at Lafayette Park in Washington DC for fifty straight days, and will overlap the run-up to 2020 election in November. Adbusters, since August, has been releasing "tactical briefings" on its website, urging protesters, including Black Lives Matter demonstrators, to gather outside the White House with them. 

"#WhiteHouseSiege will electrify the U.S. election season — and it doesn’t stop there. Drawing wind from #MeToo, #BLM, #ExtinctionRebellion, and protests against Trump’s lethal bungling of coronavirus, we’ll inspire a global movement of systemic change — a Global Spring — a cultural heave towards a true world order," its Tactical Briefing #1 stated. 

The event organizers have also chosen their weapon of protest: Jazz. The website states: "What is our strategy, exactly? We play jazz. Jazz, the gift Black Americans gave to the world — we honor it as our muse. Its structure, improvised. Its soul, profound. And its message, one of togetherness and love. Jazz, said the great drummer Art Blakey, washes away the dust of everyday life. There’s no more urgent moment. In honor of this revolutionary American musical tradition, we’re calling on every saxophonist, drummer, clarinetist, trumpeter, flutist — any and everyone who can blow a blue note — to grab your instrument, go out, and start playing on every street corner of the Republic."

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