The left's plans to disrupt the presidential inauguration

  • 17 January 2017
  • NormanL

It's no secret some are unhappy about Donald Trump winning the presidency. That some of them, however, intend to turn his inauguration into a platform for civil unrest is quite another thing.

Investigative journalist James O'Keefe has put together a report on what some have planned (or hoped to plan), and it makes for ugly reading:

Project Veritas journalists were invited via Facebook to several DisruptJ20 meetings throughout Washington DC and one in Brooklyn, NY. DJ20 organizer Legba Carrefour, on January 8 at a DJ20 Spokes Council meeting expressed plans to block all major points of ingress to the District of Columbia by highway, bridge, and Metro Rail. In a conversation between him and another organizer, he explained a plan to chain trains at Metro Center, Gallery Place and L’Enfant Plaza.

“So we figured out this, the trains pull up, one person is going to lock one end of a chain to an edge, and on the other end of the chain the end of the car…done. It takes 15 seconds and everyone can leave and literally it can’t go anywhere at that point, its anchored,” Carrefour explained. “If I were to hit Metro Center, Gallery Place, and L’Enfant Plaza, they are all close enough to walk to and that’s every single line in the city.”

Carrefour more recently did an interview with the Washington Examiner. The details that Project Veritas uncovered were not mentioned in that interview by Carrefour.

In addition to blockades, the DJ20 organizers encouraged protestors to set up donations tables for the homeless at strategic locations in order to help block the traffic.

“So, we want to encourage you all to give to the poor and the homeless. Go right down to 2nd and D, help us to block the…vehicle traffic and the pedestrian traffic flowing in the inauguration. And set up tables, food, give out whatever right there, there 2nd and D a block from either direction and help to block traffic,” says Eric Sheptock, a DisruptJ20 Organizer.

On January 15, at a DJ20 Action Training Camp, the Smash Racism Co-Founder Mike Isaacson classified all Trump supporters as Nazis. When asked what to do when confronted with a Nazi that was loudly shouting their beliefs, he insisted that his volunteers punch them in the throat.

DisruptJ20 is a coalition of multiple leftist organizations including Industrial Workers of the World, the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, Refuse Fascism, Smash Racism DC, and the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition.

At multiple meetings, organizers explicitly differentiated “permitted actions” and “arrestable actions.” Many volunteers and organizers expressed their willingness to be arrested; an implicit admission of criminal compliance.

We understand the value of protest to bring about change -- peaceful protest. No one will mistake any of this for peaceful protest. O'Keefe's staff has shared its information with law enforcement officials.

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