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These Are Some Of The Protests & Rallies Taking Place In DC This Weekend

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

These Are Some Of The Protests & Rallies Taking Place In DC This Weekend

With Presidential Election results still undecided, Washingtonians are marching in solidarity with others across the country to ensure every vote is counted.

Earlier on Wednesday, November 4, President Donald Trump and his team announced lawsuits against the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania to require that they stop counting votes, votes that were from mail-in ballots and are completely legitimate. Americans have since then started to gather in cities across the country like NYC, Chicago and Boston as part of the national Protect the Results movement (DC’s protest will take place again on Friday) to seek justice and demand that the voices of Americans be heard and tallied in this historic election.

In the Nation’s Capital several additional marches have already taken place throughout the past two days and more are expected to take to the streets of the District over the weekend. These are some of the events taking place in the coming days:

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Thursday

  • ShutDown DC: the organization ShutDown DC will be taking to the streets of the capital on three different waves beginning at the White House. The first two took place Thursday morning at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The third one will take place on Friday at 7 a.m. Protesters may attend on foot, car or bike.

Friday

  • Count Every Vote:  Protect the Results will hold another march to demand  every vote is counted, and “the peaceful transition of power.” The march will be starting at McPherson Square around noon and will end in front of the White House, but organizers will send a message to every registered attendant once details are finalized.

Saturday

  • March for Justice: DC Protests will be holding a march on Saturday afternoon, November 7, to protest police brutality, the Metropolitan Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The crowds will be gathering at Malcolm X park starting at 2 p.m. 
  • A Vision of Haven: Catharsis on the Mall, an organization focused on healing through artistic expression, will hold a vigil at the National Mall this Saturday. It is expected to start around 2 p.m. and will end around 9 p.m. The group has prepared several events like artist workshops and meditations which will be held throughout the day and livestreamed online. The vigil will end with the burning of an effigy which will be held off-site at 6 p.m. and a  7 p.m. bike ride along Constitution Avenue.

See also: Joe Biden Surpasses Record For Highest Number Of Votes In U.S. Presidential Election History

[Featured image: Twitter / @ShutDown_DC ]

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