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Anarchists Plan on Disrupting Inauguration…By Any Means Necessary

 

Policemen target protestors with pepper spray during an anti-capitalist demonstration in Seattle, Washington May 1, 2014. Hundreds marched through the streets, with intermittent violence and several arrests made. REUTERS/David Ryder   (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3NH97

Policemen target protestors with pepper spray during an anti-capitalist demonstration in Seattle, Washington May 1, 2014. Hundreds marched through the streets, with intermittent violence and several arrests made. REUTERS/David Ryder (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST) – RTR3NH97

When Donald Trump is sworn in as president on January 20, there will protesters with signs and people marching in opposition to the newly elected president. But others are planning “direct action” activism that will leave Washington D.C. in “total paralysis,” according to an organizer of activists and anarchists who plan to create chaos across the capitol city in an attempt to disrupt the inauguration and mobilize people in the growing movement against Trump.

Since Trump’s election, a movement called DisruptJ20 has taken off online among activist groups, anarchists, and the anti-facist movement. The goal is to organize the groups and ideologies under a shared goal: disrupting Washington D.C. on inauguration day in protest of Trump’s presidency in any way they can.

“We’re not just organizing some boring-ass march,” one of the organizers, Legba Carrefour, told Vocativ. “We want direct action.”

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From Vocativ:

“We’re not just organizing some boring-ass march,” one of the organizers, Legba Carrefour, told Vocativ. “We want direct action.”

The goal, he said, is to simply create a disruption and “build on an evolving movement.”

Carrefour, who has been involved in “radical activism” for about 20 years, said he expects the activists to do things similar to what activists in the Black Lives Matter movement have done like block highways around the city, as well as other “direct action” that may or may not involve violence or destruction. To properly define “direct action” he pointed Vocativ to a Wikipedia page, which describes it as “when a group takes an action which is intended to reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a possible solution to a social issue. This can include nonviolent and less often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed offensive to the direct action participants.”

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