Philly Cultists Met With “Radical Joy” Dance Party

Mother Jones reports:

Amanda Mcillmurray, sporting a yellow “Voters Decide” mask on Thursday, has seen her fair share of protests as political director of Reclaim Philadelphia, an activist organization founded in 2016 by former Bernie Sanders campaign staffers.

But even she imagined that the scene outside of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, pitting flag-waving Trump supporters against a sea of progressive activists, would be a “more tense protest.” Instead, what she and dozens of reporters and activists found was more akin to a family reunion or block party, complete with music and dancing.

“Philly people know how to party,” she told me. “We do this work because we care about each other, we care about our communities. It just makes sense for us to bring radical joy and love into everything that we do.”

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