When it comes to protesting, as it is with everything else in the youthful throes of America, there are emerging trends that tend to go nationwide at the drop of a hat.
For instance: Statue-toppling. Once demonstrators realized that this was a surefire way to get the cameras pointed in their direction, (and grab the attention of the President himself), the practice spread like wildfire among protesters. When they ran out of Confederate monuments to target, they turned to US Presidents and international explorers.
The latest craze among protesters appears to be the creation of so-called “autonomous zones”, a la the CHOP in Seattle. (Which, coincidentally, is about to be undone by the city’s mayor). They’re even attempting to create on in DC, but President Trump isn’t having it.
President Trump vowed Tuesday that what happened in Seattle will not take place in the nation’s capital, and that no such “autonomous” zone” will be established in D.C. after protesters who attempted to set up such a space were cleared out the night before.
Demonstrators on Monday had blocked off an area that they called the “Black House Autonomous Zone,” or “BHAZ.”
“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
The Commander in Chief also took shots at local authorities who allowed protesters too wide a berth.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Trump warned protesters who damage federal property that they could be arrested and imprisoned. In a Fox News interview, he criticized state leaders for not being as tough on those who seek the destruction of historical monuments.
“A lot of states are weak. A lot of people are weak and they’re allowing it to happen,”
One can only imagine what Tuesday night will have in store for us on The Beltway.
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