27, August 2017
Human rights activist are planning to take part in a 10-day march against white supremacy with a clear demand: Remove US President Donald Trump.
The march will start Monday from Charlottesville, Virginia, where national turmoil began following deadly violence at a white supremacist rally.
“The March to Confront White Supremacy,” is set to start on August 8 and end in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, September 6.
An occupation of Washington, DC, will follow with subsequent peaceful demonstrations set to be held on a daily basis there, according to the organizers.
“This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. 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,” read the website for the march. “This will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay.”
The president has been under fire due to his failure to immediately condemn the recent tragedy in Charlotesville, in which a driver plowed into demonstrators protesting against white supremacists, killing a young woman and injuring nearly 20 others.
Instead, he has blamed both sides for the clashes that took place on August 13. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and some 20 others were injured.
A 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer, identified as James Alex Fields Jr, was said to have been behind the wheel. Trump has also faced a raft of resignations from his advisory councils and talks about resignation of other White House officials.
The Charlottesville violence has triggered angry protests across the country against the so-called “alt-right” movement, which has become emboldened under Trump.
The march is being organized by several activist groups such as the Action Group Network, the Women’s March, Working Families Party, Color of Change, and United We Dream among others.