CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—November 6, 2017
By: Rosemary Piser
In Chicago and in cities across the country, thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday, November 4 calling for an end to the Trump/Pence regime. Even the cold, rain and Chicago winds could not stop the participants.
Demonstrators across the country were not deterred by violent threats from various alt-right groups leading up to the November 4 protests.
Participants in Saturday’s eventss included members from the clergy, arts, media and education including: Eve Ensler, playwright, The Vagina Monologues; Dorothy Reik, president, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains; Perry Hoberman, media artist, associate research professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts; Rev. Gregg Greer, Chicago; Father Lawrence Lucas, Black liberation theologian, longtime Harlem activist; Father Richard Estrada, Church of the Epiphany, LA; Rev. Tom Carey, Church of the Epiphany, LA; Immortal Technique, hip hop artist; Salman Aftab, American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights & Elections, Chicago; Tom Morello, musician; Arturo O’Farrill, musician; Rev. Frank Alton, St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, LA; Cindy Sheehan; Graywolf, director AIMSoCal (American Indian Movement, Southern California); Isabel Cardenas, Salvadoran-American activist and an initiator of Refuse Fascism; Father Luis Barrios, Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, John Jay College, City University of New York; Bob Bossie, Catholic priest and long-time activist; Rev. John Beaty, Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates.
There will be continuing protests in various cities along with national demonstrations on November 11 and 18.