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Women's March on Washington

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Idris2002, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

    OK, so there's a planned counterdemo to Trump's January inauguration - assuming Jill Stein's recount doesn't materially affect things.

    Explaining the Women's March on Washington

    It's going to take place in Washington DC, and one of my American friends put a call for advice on shitebook. Her daughter is adamant that she wants to take part, but my friend is understandably concerned about the potential dangers, and the possibility of violence, even if it's just a march from A to B.

    What advice would you give someone in that position?
     
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  2. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    How old is her daughter?
     
  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

    About 15/16, I think.
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    napoleon's advance on moscow was but a march from a to b.

    i think it has great potential for violence and not all of it with the cops.
     
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  5. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

    I know, right? :cool:
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    sadly your claims of omniscience have long since been punctured.
     
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  7. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Bonnie Greer in an LSE lecture podcast said there will be one in London too.
     
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  8. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i didn't think you'd post that being as you were supposed to be number 15.
     
  10. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  12. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

    But will there be violence? That's what grapple fans want to know.
     
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    there will be blood
     
  15. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Ask the magic 8 ball. Though I suspect there will be some mild curses, lots of fidgeting, and maybe a little blood (from paper cuts)
     
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    8ball?
     
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  17. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  19. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Oh, that's a no then. Sorry 8ball
     
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  20. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

  21. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    If it was my kid I'd tell them go to the march, but at the first sign of trouble leg it. Take friends with you and make sure you stick together.
     
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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    never mind, you'll get over it
     
  23. Idris2002

    Idris2002 dance the entropy tango

  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh which is no doubt why neither the picture nor the name have any connection with me.

    you're full of fail, idris, and it gives me no satisfaction to say that.
     
  25. 8ball

    8ball ...I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

    That's ok. I predict nose-thumbing and malign loitering.
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    funny i was thinking there;ll be next to no chance of violence

    anyhow a warm coat and comfy shoes are a must
     
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  27. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yeah, it will be cold in DC in January. I'd just say the normal stuff that I do myself; take water and snacks and an umbrella, wear good shoes, make sure your phone is charged, know what time your train is at and how to get to it, etc. Potential for actual physical harm beyond that would be extremely low.
     
  28. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    In that country, I'd think it would depend on how mixed the march is, racially,
     
  29. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yes. A primarily black march would be more likely to be victimised by the police. I get the impression it will be pretty mixed though.

    Also, DC is more used to political marches taking place there than some random city, and a "women's march" would be harder to paint with the "violent black looters/terrorists" brush to justify police violence.

    Obviously not saying that this is an acceptable level of discrimination here....
     
  30. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    No, I know you're not.

    I'm less and less sure that any justification would be necessary though. I had in mind that if it was a 99.99% white march that it'll go off peacefully (police-wise), but if it's even a little more mixed that the angry violent contingent (oh you mean women behaving no differently to everyone else on the march but who are black) might be a target. I don't know. It's just because it's there that it sprung to mind.
     

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