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Broad coalition to protest on inauguration day in Minneapolis

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 17:22
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Minneapolis, MN – A broad coalition of more than 40 organizations will join together in the streets of Minneapolis on inauguration day, Jan. 20, to resist the Trump administration’s agenda. There will also be massive protests at the inauguration in Washington D.C. and in cities around the country.

There will be many actions throughout the day, all of which are planning to converge at 5:00 p.m. for a mass rally at Minneapolis City Hall (350 S. 5th Street).

The Resist from Day One March starts at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. From there it will go to Franklin and Nicollet, where the protest will l be joined by the Black Snake Resistance March (#NODAPL) which gathers at 2:30 p.m. at Chicago and Franklin Avenues.

At 4:00 p.m. they will march from Franklin and Nicollet to Minneapolis City Hall for a mass rally at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. Other groups will join in at City Hall including students who are planning walkouts. More Jan. 20 activities are in the planning stages.

According to a statement from protest organizers, “Trump’s campaign was built largely on intimidation and attacks against immigrants, Muslims, workers, women and the environment. His cabinet picks are billionaires, military generals and racists, who have an agenda against the interests of 99% of the population. We believe that the people have the power to stop the coming attacks if we unite in solidarity and resist from day one. We are coming together in the streets on Jan. 20, inauguration day, to support our communities and to say we are not intimidated, we will not give Trump a chance to implement the agenda he has promised to implement. We will resist from day one!”

The Resist from Day One Coalition MN brings together Twin Cities groups and individuals, uniting to defend communities against Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, anti-environment agenda.

The current endorser list includes: AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME Local 34, AFSCME Local 2822, AFSCME Local 3800, American Indian Movement TC, Anti-War Committee, Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS), Black St. Paul, Blue Lies Matter, Casket Arts resource group, Center for Immigrant Justice, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), Feminist Student Activist Collective UMN, 15 Now MN, Filipinos for Immigrant Rights in MN (FIRM), Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Gang of Voices, Idle No More Twin Cities, IWW General Defence Committee Local 14, James Dewitt Yancey Foundation MN Chapter, Jewish Voice for Peace – Twin Cities, Justice for Native Lives, La Raza Student Cultural Center – UMN, MN Cuba Committee, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), MN Green Party, MN Neighbors for Justice, MN Peace Action Coalition (MPAC), MN Two-Spirit Society, MORENA Minnesota, Native Lives Matter, RadAzns, SEIU Local 26, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) MN, Sierra Club Northstar Chapter, Socialist Action, Socialist Alternative, Students for a Democratic Society UMN, Students for Justice in Palestine UMN, TC Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, TC Peace Campaign, TC Save The Kids,, UMAHH Universal Movement for the Advancement of Hip Hop, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27,, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Welfare Rights Committee, and Young People’s Action Coalition.


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