Thousands to demonstrate against family breakups in a week that ascertained the victory of the progressive rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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End family breakup
Hundreds of thousands of people are
expected to gather in Washington DC today, in what could be one of the biggest protests since the Womens March in 2017.
The ACLU told more than 300,000 people will
march from Lafayette Square, near the White House, towards the Capitol building, while events are planned in Foley Square in New York City and Daley Plaza in Chicago.
But its not only in the big, traditionally liberal, metropolis where demonstrations are happening people have also organized scores of demonstrations in ruby-red perimeter countries at the heart of immigration battles. There are
more than 30 rallies in Texas and 11 in Arizona. Elsewhere, people will gather outside Fargo library, in North Dakota, to protest Trump, while the Alaskan island of Kodiak population 6,130 is holding a rally at the Y intersection downtown.
The Household Belong Together Coalition, which includes National Domestic Employees Alliance, the Leadership Conference, MoveOn and the ACLU, has helped to organize hundreds of other events, across all 50 states.
Women demonstrate within the Hart Senate Office Building. Photograph: Win McNamee/ Getty Images
It’s part of a wave of protests against Trump. On Thursday
almost 600 females were arrested at the Hart Senate building in Washington DC following a protest against Trumps policies. Representative Pramila Jayapal, from Washington, was among those detained.
The Trump administration has reversed the current policy of taking infants away from their parents, but
activists panic the governments hardline posture could still unfairly target those attempting entry to the US.
Progressives in New York and Baltimore give hope
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thrashed the guitar-playing establishment Democrat Joe Crowley in Tuesday nights New Yorks 14 th congressional district primary, taking 57.5% of the voting rights to Crowleys 42.5%.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx’s pride parade on 17 June. Photograph: David Delgado/ Reuters
Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 -year-old progressive and former Bernie Sanders volunteer, was outspent 18 -1 by Crowley, but triumphed with a grassroots, boots on the ground campaign that offers hope to other leftwing candidates ahead of Novembers elections.
Read more on Ocasio-Cortez here.
In Baltimore, meanwhile, the Bernie Sanders-backed leftie Ben Jealous won a mobbed Democratic primary. Jealous now faces the daunting duty of taking on the incumbent Republican Larry Hogan who has a 70% approval rating in November.
The Baltimore Sun are broken down what Jealous needs to do to win.
Collins dictionary notes further that in British slang the word trump means to expel intestinal gas through the anus , and it seems the president is likely to be just as welcome as such a motion when he visits the UK next month.
More than 50,000 people are planning to attend
a demonstration in Trafalgar Square to protest against Trumps existence, while activists plan to fly a giant babe Trump blimp over London during the president’s visit.
Full of hot air. Photograph: Simon Dawson/ Reuters
Trump is slipping into the country for
a working visit a step down from a nation visit on 13 July, and will reportedly spend only a little time in London, opting instead for the sanctuary of one of his golf courses.
What were reading
Writing about Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the supreme court,
Jill Abramson tells that Trump’s first courtroom pick, Neil Gorsuch, has formed an unholy alliance with the most rightwing justice, Clarence Thomas[ and] the White House will now be hoping that this dynamic duo can become a trio. Abramson compares the upcoming duel to Ronald Reagan’s thwarted nomination of controversial rightwinger Robert Bork.
https :// www.theguardian.com/ us-news/ 2018/ jun/ 30/ protests-family-separations-alexandria-ocasio-cortez