The so called White House ‘siege’ turned out to be a bit of a damp squib as the organizing groups behind the ‘siege’ canceled the first event related to the protest. The ‘siege’ is supposed to last until Election Day.
DC: Groups a part of the “White House Siege” are claiming their 1st amendment rights to freely assemble peacefully are under attack as a reason to canceling demonstrations
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) September 17, 2020
Minutes before the “General Assembly” was supposed to convene in Lafayette Square at noon, Twitter accounts announced the meeting was canceled due to the groups receiving “MANY threats of death and violence from Trump supporters and white nationalists.”
NOTICE TO ALL PROTESTERS: After intensive talks and multiple considerations, we’ve decided to cancel the General Assembly scheduled for 12 noon in Lafayette Square. We received MANY threats of death and violence from Trump supporters and white nationalists. #Safety @Adbusters
— DC General Assembly (@DCAssemble) September 17, 2020
However, intrepid reporter Drew Hernandez was there to cover those that turned up, and quite a mixed collection they were too.
Take a look at his video report:
So, what’s the biggest takeway from day 1 of the ‘siege’? Well, it appears that Donald Trump’s administration is effectively, “The 4th Reich” but he himself, is unwilling to take the knee.
Drew will be back to report on events at the ‘siege’ as they arise.