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WCCO-TV is reporting that organized protests stopped traffic on I-94 for almost an hour Thursday night. According to WCCO, “more than 3,600 people were expected for the march Thursday night from the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.” Later in the article, WCCO-TV reported that Robin Wonsley was one of the protest organizers.

Ms. Wonsley is quoted as saying “For 18 months this man has ignited bigotry and racism, Islamophobia, sexism … saying he’s going to implement and bring forth policies that are going to reflect those values and that rhetoric. That is what Americans are afraid of right now.”

This video shows how disruptive these protesters are:

According to this article, Wonsley is a far left lefty:

“We are not defeated right now,” said Robin Wonsley, an organizer with the Socialist Alternative MN group, which helped to set up the protest and spread word about it on Facebook.

Here’s more on Socialist Alternative:

Socialist Alternative is a national organization fighting in our workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day. We are community activists fighting against budget cuts in public services; we are activists campaigning for a $15 an hour minimum wage and fighting, democratic unions; we are people of all colors speaking out against racism and attacks on immigrants, students organizing against tuition hikes and war, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.

We believe the Republicans and Democrats are both parties of big business, and we are campaigning to build an independent, alternative party of workers and young people to fight for the interests of the millions, not the millionaires.

We see the global capitalist system as the root cause of the economic crisis, poverty, discrimination, war, and environmental destruction. As capitalism moves deeper into crisis, a new generation of workers and youth must join together to take the top 500 corporations into public ownership under democratic control to end the ruling elites’ global competition for profits and power.
We believe the dictatorships that existed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were perversions of what socialism is really about. We are for democratic socialism where ordinary people will have control over our daily lives.

2 Responses to “Anti-Trump protests hit Minnesota”

  • eric z says:

    Gary, cosmetologists in Tucson were protesting his hair.

    Really.

    That at least makes sense.

    I’m going to the Badlands to protest prairie dogs. Makes as much sense as saying Seahawks should have beaten New England, Golden State should have beaten Cleveland.

    It happened differently than the Seattle or Oakland fans wanted, but life goes on.

    Gary, with luck each of us will outlive and survive the Trump presidency, in light of the alternative.

    SO – Now let’s see what happens. Or do you have another choice?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, I’m a firm believer that we have one president at a time. We won’t just survive a Trump administration. We’ll thrive during it. I know that’s a strange concept after 8 years of talking about the “new normal” but it’s what usually happens.

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