Here are the protests planned for Trump’s inauguration day – permitted or not

Here are the protests planned for Trump’s inauguration day – permitted or not
Anti-Trump protesters try to crash police barrier in NYC, 19 Mar 2016. (Image: Screen grab of RT video via YouTube)

Donald Trump’s big day is coming up, and his opposition is getting ready. …

Around a dozen protest groups are looking for a plot of land to call their own on the big day. DisruptJ20 wants Lafayette Park — as does anti-war group ANSWER. Real Progressives wants Meridian Hill Park, and People’s Action wants the Washington Monument Grounds. D.C. Action Lab, the Progressive Independent Party and a host of individuals also applied for permitted protest spaces. …

There are only two major groups that have gotten the go-ahead for their demonstrations, according to Litterst. The first is the Women’s March on Washington, which is actually happening the day after the inauguration. …

The second is Bikers for Trump, a volunteer security detail that joined Trump on his campaign stops in order to push back against anti-Trump protestors. They were the first group to secure approval — and are also petitioning to ride along in the inaugural parade. …

But breaking the law is the essential ingredient of the “disobedience” part of civil disobedience, and some groups are preparing to protest without permits.

One of those organizations is DisruptJ20, an coalition of local D.C. organizers who are planning a series of protests and events in the days leading up to Inauguration Day.

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