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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:46 PM

Did YOU attend a protest last night?

How many attended, what was the reaction in your town?

There were about 500 at mine in San Diego. While walking there and back with my sign tons of cars honked horns in support and other pedestrians, homeless people and their dogs all came up to me and shared their support and opinions. Everyone hates him, even their dogs (dogs are keen and can sense dangerous people).

This is a from San Diego's protest. I am holding the Lock Him Up sign in the 2nd photo. I saw a lot of Resistance friends (and sister) there too.
https://sandiegofreepress.org/2018/11/protectmueller-protests-take-place-in-san-diego-and-hundreds-of-cities-nationwide-photos/

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:49 PM

1. I did, in a smallish Florida town. Some MAGA assholes drove by. Lots of horns

honked in support. It did not feel like the start of a revolution and was not in the best location for visibility.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:55 PM

3. Aww, that's too bad.

Hopefully future protests will have better locations that are supportive, or maybe in your area there aren't many Dems? The honking from passing cars and trucks has always been supportive and makes me feel stronger and gives me power to carry on. When I was a teacher and union rep I attended tons of teacher protests and when the cars and trucks honked their horns we all felt great! Support is like an adrenaline shot.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:00 PM

4. Usually protests are on a very busy road where it passes a park. I went there first,

not having bothered to look at my confirmation closely. The area is red to purple.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:54 PM

2. yup, we gotta do better

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:03 PM

5. Yes, Fayetteville, AR.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:16 PM

6. I attended in my Northeast Georgia town. We had a really good turnout.

Thankfully, no MAGA protestors showed up.

We had lots of supportive honks, waves and shout outs from people driving through downtown!

https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/athenians-take-to-the-streets-to-protest-trump-s-firing/article_1486d6ec-e3c9-11e8-80a5-2b88087abe6e.html

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:18 PM

7. I am glad to know that!

RESISTANCE WORKS!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:11 PM

8. Yes Chicago and do you know who else attended ? Dick Durbin! As an Illinois resident his whole term.

I have had some issues with him over the years but you can't agree on everything and I think he is one of the best Dems in congress right now and he works hard at home in IL besides D.C.
I have no idea the size, and had to leave to a friend's office space eventually but this paper said this and other city marches are in the link at the end
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rally-in-chicago-seeks-protect-robert-mueller-probe-after-donald-trump-fires-jeff-sessions/

It's already cold early in Chicago and more protests are expected . Can't believe we have to be protesting now right after win in record cold temps FDT

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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:16 PM

9. That picture of the protesters in front of his hotel is priceless.

I wish our group had marched like we usually do. Maybe they weren't able to get permits in time. Perhaps the "thousands" of protesters had something to do with it too. RESISTANCE is PATRIOTIC!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:40 PM

12. There was no march indicated I don't know how it was started or planned but did you read

about the attorney generals from 18 states mentioned in the end of the article ? Great news more action resistance

"Also on Thursday, 18 attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, called for the recusal of Whitaker from Mueller’s investigation.

In a letter sent directly to Whitaker, the attorneys general said Whitaker’s recusal was needed to “maintain public trust in the integrity of the investigation.”

She is retiring and will be missed but our newly elected AG in IL promises to fight Trump

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Response to lunasun (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:38 PM

13. That is great news. We need smart people to fight for us!!!!!

Thank you Chicago and IL! RESIST!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:31 PM

10. We had about 20 --


in our small town in red, red, Kentucky. Honkers and wavers seemed to be with us.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:35 PM

11. Sure did. About 30 of us with signs and "No One/Above The Law" tee shirts bundled up

and raised our voices to insist that "Whitaker Must Go!" and "This is what democracy looks like!"

It was an unprecedented public protest by non-Tea Party activists in my VERY red county. Of course, we had our share of shouted obscenities and insults from the local knuckle-draggers, but we mostly ignored them and did get quite a few "thumbs up" signs and honks of support.

As an example of what we are fighting against, by the time my wife and I got home there was already a post on Facebook that our protest had been "broken up" by police because we ("the libtard idiots" ) failed to get a permit. No permit was requested because none was required and the only contact with police was when we waved as they drove past.

There was discussion of making this a regular event, but nothing definite yet.

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