11/08/2016 – First and foremost, I what to be very clear this is not my opinion. This is what I am being shown, I’m just interpreting it. I see recounts in many states that will show in Hillary Clinton’s favor. However, some recounts may be blocked by the states and their court system, so many recounts will never happen. This is where, “He’s Not My President”, will continue to be the message. This will divide the country even more and why I see such unrest.
I see a lot of turmoil 2016 into 2017. Starting early 2017 huge protests reaching beyond the United States.
The new order, begins summer 2017. This starts the beginning of economic troubles and great social unrest. It will start with friendly protests. Eventually it will lead to violence and rioting. There will be great suffering for the poorest in society in full swing by 2021.
Donald J. Trump the President Elect will be faced with many legal problems before and after his inauguration.
Update 11/18/2016 – Donald Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits against Trump University.
Update 12/01/2016 – Let the recounts begin. Jill Stein has raised millions of dollars for recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. I don’t believe this will change the outcome of the election, however I did see very clearly an obstruction of the presidency back in 2013. Maybe Trump’s ouster? I guest will just have to wait and see what it all means. See 11/28/2013.
Update 01/17/2017 – The airport protests: Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the US.
In late January, tens of thousands of people in over 80 US airports protested Trump’s first travel ban, which would have temporarily barred refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Two federal judges blocked Trump’s second iteration of the ban on March 15.
Update 01/21/2017 – The Women’s Marches on Washington 2017: Unrepresented protests across the country and all over the globe. Women’s march is the biggest protest in U.S. history as an estimated 2.9 million Americans have taken to the streets from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. In the history of the United States, there has never been a one-day protest that was this large.
Update 02/01/2017 – The University of California, Berkeley protests: People protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, California.
On 11 instances in February, March, April, August, and September, there were clashes between pro-Trump demonstrators (including the alt-right, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis) and anti-Trump counter-protestors (including socialists, anarchists, and Antifa members) in Berkeley, California.
The first protest happened when media personality and Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos was set to deliver a speech at the University of California, Berkeley. Further protests occurred due to pro-Trump rallies, after conservative commentator Ann Coulter pulled out of a planned speech, and after a student group cancelled a “Free Speech Week.”
Update 05/1/2017 – The May Day protests: Immigrant groups planned rallies nationwide on this year’s May Day. The rallies and protests in major cities, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, drew tens of thousands of people. The goal was to stand up against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform and policies.
Update 05/29/2017 – An opposition activist clashes with the riot police as they block the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas on May 29, 2017.
Venezuela is facing ongoing protests, which began in early 2017 after the arrest of multiple opposition leaders and after the country’s Supreme Court dissolved Parliament and transferred all legislative powers to itself.
Protestors (known as opposition activists) argue that the move signals the erosion of democracy in Venezuela. They also attribute the country’s high levels of inflation and chronic scarcity of basic resources to corruption in Venezuela’s government, led by President Nicolas Maduro.
Update 08/13/2017 – The Charlottesville protests: Andrew VanBuesking watches his daughter Avi, 2, during a vigil at the site where Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally on August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In August, a group of white nationalists held a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It turned violent when a driver plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Four days later, a crowd held a peaceful vigil in the wake of the violence.
Carrying lit torches, a white nationalist group later reappeared in Charlottesville in October. Just like the summer before, demonstrators chanted “You will not replace us!” and that the South would “rise again.”
Update 08/19/2017 – The Boston Free Speech rally: Counter protesters clash with Boston Police outside of the Boston Commons and the Boston Free Speech Rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 19, 2017.
In August in Boston, Massachusetts, a group planned a rally that aimed to “defend freedom of speech.” The ralliers identified as members of the “alt-lite,” a loosely organized, far-right group comprised of people who oppose mainstream conservatism to varying degrees.
The event ended up attracting fewer rally attendees than counter-protestors, who argued that hate speech should not be tolerated.
Another far-right protest, met by over 100 counter-protestors, was held in the same location in November.
Update 09/18/2017 – The St. Louis protests: Demonstrators protest outside of the St. Louis city jail following the arrest of 123 people protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 18, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.
In September, Jason Stockley, a white police officer on trial for murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, was acquitted in St. Louis, Missouri.
On the third of 16 days of protests, more than 120 people were arrested when a small group attacked police, broke windows, and flipped over trash cans, according to authorities. The next day, peaceful protesters locked arms on Market Street, a few blocks from the site of the previous night’s violence.
The rallies continued throughout October and then again on November 24, when around 50 protestors attempted to disrupt Black Friday sales at the St. Louis Galleria mall.
Update 09/24/2017 – The NFL national anthem protests: Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the National Anthem before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Colin Kaepernick, an NFL quarterback who doesn’t play for a specific team, spurred a wave of protests that prompted a series of reactionary tweets from President Trump. In September 2016, instead of putting his hand over his heart during the national anthem, Kaepernick kneeled to protest police brutality against people of color and to promote racial equality.
Throughout the 2017 season, other NFL players did the same.
Update 12/06/2017 – Various protests that occurred in Washington, DC: People who call themselves Dreamers protest in front of the Senate side of the US Capitol to urge Congress in passing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on December 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.
As the nation’s capital, DC is a natural place for people to demand political change.
In 2017, people often Googled “DC protest” to learn more about the various political groups that organized there. Some of these protests included an LGBT equality march, a series of DACA marches, a pro-Trump rally, and the March for Black Women (aka the March for Racial Equality).
Update 03/24/2018 – March for Our Lives: Protests against gun violence increased after a series of mass shootings in 2018, most notably the February 14 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. A heavily organized protest in the form of a national school walkout occurred on March 14. March for Our Lives was held on March 24.
March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers from Never Again MSD planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety. The event followed the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which was described by many media outlets as a possible tipping point for gun control legislation.
Protesters urged for universal background checks on all gun sales, raising the federal age of gun ownership and possession to 21, closing of the gun show loophole, a restoration of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines in the United States and a ban on bump stocks. Turnout was estimated to be between 1.2 to 2 million people in the United States, making it one of the largest protests in American history.