Nearly two weeks have passed since demonstrators set up shop outside of the White House in protest of Donald Trump’s controversial trip to Helsinki. Activists show no sign of stopping.
Anti-Trump protesters launched the “Occupy Lafayette Park” outside the White House (which they have nicknamed the “Kremlin Annex”) on July 16 — the day Donald Trump returned from his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The movement as a “response to Donald Trump’s total capitulation to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Summit.”
More than 4,000 activists raised over $100,000 towards the movement on KremlinAnnex.org, a site launched by protest organizer and former Hillary Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko.
The funds are set to go towards the nightly protests outside of the White House, including the hiring of a Russian translator so that “Trump and the White House understand what protestors are saying,” commissioning Trump balloons a la London’s “Trump Baby” blimp, and buying a more powerful sound system, Parkhomento on Monday told People.
According to Parkhomento, the most common contributions were $20.18 and $17.76.
News: 4,029 grassroots activists have now contributed over $100,000 towards Kremlin Annex protests. Average contribution $24.54. Most common contributions are $20.18 & $17.76. https://t.co/5o5iFXsYKk pic.twitter.com/AEYtFaaRly— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 24, 2018
People showed up to protest despite the rain:
Day 6— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 22, 2018
Chance of rain: 100%
Chance of protest: 100% pic.twitter.com/bmBl1czeoR
There were even protestors within the White House supporting those outside of it:
As is often the case with such gatherings, many good signs were made:
Some made light-up signs, so that Trump could see their sentiments even after the sun went down:
Others got a little more creative. Like when ten dancing sharks danced around in front of the White House, symbolizing how Mueller is circling in on Trump:
Or when and anti-treason T-Rex showed up:
Dancing Dinosaur & Violin at the Kremlin Annex pic.twitter.com/OEQQosRSv4— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 27, 2018
At one point there was even an 18-member mariachi band playing outside of the White House:
Actress Alyssa Milano and Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti spoke to the protestors outside of the White House on July 17:
Then, several days ago, the Lafayette Park protestors shouted “Lock Him Up!” as POTUS and FLOTUS arrived at the White House.
Anti-Trump protesters shout "LOCK HIM UP!" just as Trump & Melania arrive at the White House on the 7th Day of consecutive protests, Sunday, July 22, 2018.— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 23, 2018
Higher res video here:https://t.co/HbE2fmGkww#OccupyLafayettePark pic.twitter.com/qVrUEhqnhN
It also appears as though Rosie O’Donnell will be showing up on August 6th.
If you want to participate in the protests but are physically unable to, have no fear! Use the form in the tweet below to add your name to the list of anti-Trump activists, and make sure to donate money to those camped outside the White House to this GoFundMe page or ActBlue.com.
Wow. We’re (happily) struggling to keep up with the 100s of requests/hour. Please use this form instead of DM/reply so we can automate a bit and put our time into buying more posterboard! Thank you, and please share. @AdamParkhomenko https://t.co/BNDOcMOtfR— Kremlin Annex Sign (@AnnexSign) July 29, 2018