The Independent reports:
While Donald Trump jetted away from Washington DC for a weekend retreat in New Jersey, hundreds of his supporters descended on the city to demand protection for “traditional American culture”. Protesters came from around the country for the so-called “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) – a pro-Trump, right-wing protest that organisers billed as the “Woodstock of American Rallies”.
“MOAR will send a message to the world that the voices of mainstream Americans must be heard,” organisers wrote on the MOAR website. “We are coming together to send a direct message to Congress, the media and the world that we stand united not divided to protect and preserve American Culture.” On Facebook, organisers said they hoped to rally one million people to DC in support of their cause.
From the Associated Press:
While the pro-Trump demonstrators clearly outnumbered the anti-Trump contingent, both sides were dwarfed by the juggalos, as supporters of the rap group Insane Clown Posse are known. In front of the Lincoln Memorial, about 1,500 juggalos staged an all-day rally and concert to protest what they say is class-based discrimination by law enforcement.
A 2011 report by the Justice Department’s Gang Task Force labeled the juggalos, who favor extensive tattoos and outlandish face paint, a “loosely organized hybrid gang.” It’s the same classification used for overtly violent gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips.
The rap duo has developed an intensely devoted fan base over the course of a 25-year career, and its fans claim to be a nonviolent community. Protesters chanted “family!” as well as several obscene slogans aimed at the FBI.
And from the Hartford Courant:
At the head of a serpentine line of Hillary Clinton supporters, Tony Bosco-Schmidt had 18 hours to practice what he’d say when he met the former presidential candidate at his local Costco in Brookfield. “I hear we have seven seconds,” Bosco-Schmidt said before settling on “Thank you. Thank you for your service, and I admire you.”
Bosco-Schmidt joined more than a 1,000 others at his local Costco Saturday for the chance for a brief conversation and to get a signed copy of Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” about the 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton’s 15-city book tour came to Connecticut after starting in New York this week.