'Civil Disobedience' March From Charlottesville to DC Will Demand Trump's Removal
Protesters are planning a march starting from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to fight white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office.
"The March to Confront White Supremacy" will spend ten days starting on Monday, August 28 travelling to the nation's capitol and then occupy it with non-violent demonstrations.
"For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified – exploding during Donald Trump’s run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville," the website for the event reads.
White nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent earlier this month, leaving one of the counter-protesters dead. President Trump was heavily criticized for his response, which many viewed as not going far enough against the white supremacists.
"We demand that President Trump to be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it's done to our country and its people," the march organizers wrote.
"This will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay," they continued.
Several demonstrations against Nazi and KKK ideologies have taken place since Charlottesville, including a march in Boston and one group's toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, NC.