Last night a group of 200 people protesting what they view is Pence’s anti-LGBTQ agenda danced from Friendship Heights Metro Station to the Vice President’s home.
“Let’s show Daddy Pence who is boss,” shouted organizer Firas Nasr to the group that met at the Friendship Heights Metro Station to walk over together.
“Yas queen!” Nasr exclaimed to a cheering crowd donning rainbow suspenders, glow sticks, glitter and homemade signs. “We do not tolerate bigotry and hate in our country. We are here, and we will dance!”
According to a report from ABC News, the group protesting is called WERK for Peace which uses “dance to promote peace” and was founded by Firas Nasr. Nasr started the group after the Orlando Nightclub shooting and worked with Disrupt J20 to help organize the event.
“Protesters twerked into the final stretch to the tune of Rihanna’s “Work,” with Nasr dancing atop the van at the helm. At this point, neighborhood residents emerged to watch and join, some cheering and smiling from their stoops on the normally quiet Western Avenue.”
Some protesters danced and carried signs one which read: “A religious registry led to the Third Reich, so please reason with your queen, oh big daddy Mike.”
“We hate Trump,” Palmquist, of Ellensburg, Washington, said. “I myself am from a county where Trump won by a very large margin. Lots of the people in my hometown are Trump supporters. I don’t agree with it at all. And I think it’s really important that we constantly let people know that Trump isn’t what we agree with.”
A great thing about all the protests that are occurring is that to date they have all been peaceful. People are upset and they are expressing themselves in a peaceful way to make their voice heard. The act of protesting means that people care and want to engage in how the country moves forward. That is the beauty of American, if we as a people don’t like something we can stand up, fight against it, and succeed.