Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is doing his part to facilitate protests that act, at the very least, as a distraction on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, if not serve to be an outright disruption.
In fact, it is a disruption that Moore is hoping for on January 20. On Wednesday, the controversial figure left no doubt as to his feelings on the matter, tweeting, “Disrupt the Inauguration. The Majority have spoken – by nearly 2.7 million votes &counting! Silence is not an option.”
As reported by Fox News, Moore is encouraging people to visit the website for #DisruptJ20, which was set up as a centerpiece of mobilization for citizens inclined to protest on the day of the presidential inauguration. Those behind the organization of these protests are, first and foremost, seeking to cause havoc in the direct vicinity of the inauguration proceedings, but they are also encouraging anyone who cannot make it to the nation’s capital to do what they can to create all kinds of trouble from wherever they are that day.
From the #DisruptJ20 website:
“If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place. Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework.”
In other words, it is not enough for the protest organizers to attempt to interfere with the inauguration. They are also, quite apparently, interested in seeing the entire country essentially shut down that day.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large