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Virus? What Virus? BLM March Planned For August in DC, With 100,000 People Expected

Virus? What Virus? BLM March Planned For August in DC, With 100,000 People Expected

What’s the chance the Rules that apply to others will be enforced? “Phase Two of the District’s reopening plan currently bans mass gatherings of more than 50 people.”

Schools are closed, churches are limited in the size of the congregation, we are all told to stay at home and to wear a mask when outside out homes (or else!), and President Trump is kept from holding rallies . . . all purportedly due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

As we all know, however, the leftist riots continue in cities across the nation, and now, there are reports that a huge Black Lives Matter march is planned for August 28th in DC.

An estimated 100,000 persons are already expected to be in attendance, but don’t expect anyone in the media to comment on yet another enormous gathering during a global pandemic that is being used to keep everyone who is not a radical anti-American Marxist locked in their homes.

From the dcist article (archive link):

In fact, there’s a planned march with at least 100,000 participants expected to be in attendance, along with multiple organizations and activists involved. Here’s what we know, so far, about the plans for later this summer:

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has scheduled a march with an estimated 100,000 participants, 1,000 buses, a host of jumbotrons and lighting equipment, and at least 10 tents on or near the National Mall, according to a permit application from early June obtained by DCist.

The event, officially titled the “Get Off Our Necks” Commitment March on Washington, already has at least 40,000 registrants, and some hotels nearby have already been sold out, according to NAN’s D.C. Bureau Chief Ebonie Riley.

“The influx of inquiries has been relentless,” Riley told DCist over email. “We are in a similar climate like August of 1963. Some of the same issues that took place then are taking place now. In 1963, the purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of Black people, and that’s still relevant.”

She describes the march as part of an intergenerational and inclusive movement, and that it will be led by families of Black people killed by police officers. This summer’s event is “only a launching pad to the work ahead,” she added.

. . . . Meanwhile, a list of NPS permit applicants for Aug. 28 features an eclectic mix of smaller groups planning to support the march, including: Black Girls Ride, a motorcycle caravan; members of the Black fraternal order Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World; and Vote Common Good, a left-leaning Christian organization joining a 140-mile pilgrimage from Charlottesville to D.C.

Apparently, there is some question about what the DC mayor will do since this flouts both her existing and new Wuhan coronavirus orders.

It’s unclear how the plans for the march might conflict with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new order requiring people coming to D.C. from “high-risk” states to self-quarantine for 14 days. (The list of states will be released on July 27, when the order goes into effect, and it will be updated every two weeks.) Bowser’s mandate is expected to extend to at least October, the current end date for the city’s public health emergency. Phase Two of the District’s reopening plan currently bans mass gatherings of more than 50 people.

The mayor’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the intersection of her restrictions and the planned march. For the better part of two months, though, D.C.-area activists have already been weighing the risks of participating in BLM demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ah, so certain people get to weigh their own risks all by themselves.  When anti-lockdown, actually-peaceful protests took place for that very privilege to be extended to all of us, the left melted down at the sight of significantly fewer than 100,000 people gathered in one place.  They spent days whining about the president’s Arizona rally, and lobbied hard to get an in-person Republican convention cancelled.  Funny how that works.

We’ll see how this DC march unfolds, but if this mass gathering is permitted to go ahead, I think there will be an awful lot of already angry people across the country becoming a whole lot more angry.


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“there are reports that a huge Black Lives Matter march is planned for August 28th in DC”

Ahh, what a shame. I have an appointment to wax my cat that day.

Copperjockey | July 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm


Aaaaaaaaaand … we are back to “Communists who are mostly peacefully protesting without masks or social distancing are incapable of spreading the Wuflu because SCIENCE and RACIAL JUSTICE.”

But peacefully singing and praying in church makes you Hitler Reincarnated.

doubt any of them will be staying at trump’s hotel in dc

No, you got this wrong. It’s 2,000 gatherings of 50 people, each of which complies with the Phase Two order.

Dantzig93101 | July 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm

This kind of nonsense exposes the terror campaign about the pandemic. Covid-19 is deadly when it suits the powers that be, and it’s harmless when it doesn’t.

It’s becoming obvious that the democrats not only want the protests/riots to continue, they are depending on them to keep the virus spreading. They think this will help them take power back but they are deluding themselves.

    randian in reply to Yippy. | July 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Given the lack of danger this virus presents I don’t think we should care it’s spreading. Keeping it from spreading is preventing herd immunity from taking control, which was the “flatten the curve” strategy we were sold and since abandoned.

But Trump can’t hold a rally because


Hmm, going to call BS on this one

    It is BS, I think, but even Trump supporters are driven by the fear-mongering media and staying away from rallies (as we saw in Arizona). I don’t think his support is dwindling, but I do think it might be time for a few rallies of our own. If BLM can do it, so can we.

IMO, this planned mass gathering is a good thing.

1. Some organization or individual seeks a permit from D.C. for Monday following this. Either granted with same conditions or rejected with more stringent requirements or out of hand.

If rejected its obviously for political reasons. If granted then the public health Rona guidelines are revealed as situational, the Rona goes to church but not protest marches.

2. No one asks for a similar permit. Mass gathering held.

Demonstrates that the political orientation of the mass gathering is more important than Rona consequences.

Even the most apolitical people, who aren’t registered voters, who haven’t voted in decades are paying attention. This ongoing passion play of protest marches and peaceful protests which transition into riots complete with arson, looting, physically assaulting LEO and normal citizens and their businesses is growing weary.

When the folks like that are watching and listening as the ‘progressives’ devolve into anarchists who only care about black lives if they are lost at the hands of LEO, our numbers grow.

For certain the roughly 8 million first time firearm buyers this year ain’t buying them because they plan to vote for Biden. The cynicism and hypocrisy of our opponents are on display. Each time their actions, not their rhetoric demonstrates their true nature and intent.

Race hustler Sharpton could care about health of blacks or anyone else, only his own.

As corrupt a person as there is in America, and there are many to choose from.

Will he invite Farrakhan to give the keynote?

Jonathan Cohen | July 26, 2020 at 9:37 pm

It is not surprising that there has not been a similar spike in NYC since the percent of people who have been exposed may be close to fifty percent. It isn’t enough for herd immunity but it is close enough to slow the spread.

It is shocking but not surprising that the public health officials and academic epidemiologists who remained silent when more than fifteen million people were out rioting between May 16 and June 10 would be ignoring the obvious contribution that the protests made to the recent spikes.

Do our health officials believe that throwing a frozen water bottle at police is a new type of vaccine for Covid 19

    randian in reply to Jonathan Cohen. | July 26, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    NYC isn’t testing much if at all, that’s why there’s no spike, or at least none being reported. Meanwhile Florida is doing 10x the testing NY is and no surprise, the massive testing has increased cases. The media of course hides this, and breathlessly reports the “spike” in cases as if it bore no relation to increased testing.

Most amazing is the amount of otherwise sensible people who are leading the charge to our enslavement.

Either they are on the gravy train, or they are in a cult. Or both.

Nonetheless, the virus will end on November 4th, and Fauci the Clown will fade into obscurity.

The but civil war will go into overdrive.

Amazing how viruses are so selective to political persuasion. If we only knew this during the polio outbreaks in the 1950s.

One more time, the COVID scare is a political scam. Nothing more need be said.

Yes, keep reminding all of the normal people who started out agreeing completely that George Floyd need not have died and supported reasonable reforms about riots that went on for months, buildings that were burned, and the hundreds of people shot or murdered in the big cities. Keep those photos in the news; anti-cop graffiti (some advocating killing police}, burned out storefronts… and I’m barely getting started.

Keep those photos front and center until November and let’s see how that turns out for Biden and the rest of the lefties.

    zennyfan in reply to azblondie. | July 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    We couldn’t keep 9/11 photos in the news. There’s no chance of keeping “peaceful protest” photos before the public.

Have been watching the French/Dutch island of St Maarten.
They had 79 cases and 15 deaths of COVID-19 then managed to get down to 0 active cases a few weeks ago, requiring quarantines for new arrivals.

Now, they have 36 active cases.

The world cases have jumped from 3 million to 4 million in short order.

There seems to be a new dynamic to the pandemic, not solely related to the US, that isn’t being talked about.

What might happen if drones were sent over the crowd to release active virus cultures at, say, twenty feet above ground level? Asking for a friend.

JackinSilverSpring | July 27, 2020 at 8:38 am

I hope that President Trump will have adequate troops in position when the mob gets out of control. He should not depend on the Metropolitan PD.

Also, Republicans should plan to return most of DC to Maryland, with federal enclaves in the returned portion policed by federal LEOs. The 23rd Amendment would also need to be repealed.

Yawn – The media will use BLM to cover for the white college educated Democrats who will attempt to provoke Americans to deal with them as they eventually will have to be dealt with.

The Black Community will be used and abused, once again, by white Democrats; they will be blamed for the violence, their communities will be ravaged, their kids will continue to be taken advantage of by white-dominated Teachers Unions.

The Chinese Virus will be spread unnecessarily by mobs who follow no laws – much less than medical rules – taxpayer dollars will be expended to save their victims and the medical and property costs they cause

And elect Joe Biden – rinse and repeat.