Were any MeFites in the Chicago protest? March 13, 2016 11:28 AM   Subscribe


I wasn't there nor did I participate in the protests, but I did my part as a slacktivist to reserve two seats for the rally (uh, for Norma and Joe Bagodicks) so at least they wouldn't be filled by supporters.
posted by phunniemee at 12:02 PM on March 13, 2016 [47 favorites]


Metafilter: most likely.
posted by clavdivs at 12:02 PM on March 13, 2016 [6 favorites]


Tweeted by Olivia Nuzzi this morning:
Scene from America, 2016: a woman on a scooter chases a man, dressed as Donald Trump's giant penis, around a park.
11:56 AM - 13 Mar 2016
posted by octobersurprise at 3:04 PM on March 13, 2016 [22 favorites]


this kind of reminds me of how people were checking in on each other during Occupy.
posted by zutalors! at 3:58 PM on March 13, 2016


The story you linked is great, Cool Papa Bell. But it seems like it cuts off in the middle. Is it a Part I of II kind of thing? Am I just obtuse?
posted by Miko at 4:55 PM on March 13, 2016


One of my best friends from high school was there as a Trump supporter. We've never seen eye to eye on politics, and we probably never will, but he's a good friend nonetheless. I'm glad he wasn't hurt.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:58 PM on March 13, 2016


I was outside the UIC Pavilion protesting Trump (although not as part of the organization described in that article, or any organization) for a couple hours. It was surprising and gratifying when the rally was canceled (which I learned only because people started chanting "We stopped Trump!"). The protest I saw bore very little resemblance to what is being described in the media. I saw zero violence from either side (I understand things were different in the venue itself). The most aggression I saw was one side trying to drown out the other's chants. I liked the "Don't Feed The Troll" sign someone brought.
posted by enn at 5:09 PM on March 13, 2016 [12 favorites]


The story you linked is great, Cool Papa Bell. But it seems like it cuts off in the middle. Is it a Part I of II kind of thing? Am I just obtuse?


It's a two page article. This should link the second page. The 'continue reading' and 'page 2' links are kind of buried among the social media buttons, so they don't look like part of the navigation.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:11 PM on March 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Scene from America, 2016: a woman on a scooter chases a man, dressed as Donald Trump's giant penis, around a park.

Heh.
posted by homunculus at 5:39 PM on March 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


Comment deleted. Sorry, but we need to avoid this becoming an extension of the election threads. If you want to talk political implications etc, or basically stuff other than your own participation or personal observations on the ground (and please do keep in mind privacy issues that have been discussed here in Metatalk recently), head on over to the blue space.
posted by taz (staff) at 7:01 AM on March 14, 2016


This is kind of off-topic but the way that Politico has formatted the page as described by jacquilynne is so annoying, because it makes it clear they'd rather you shared the story before you even finish reading it. Gah.
posted by Wretch729 at 11:05 AM on March 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you, jaquilyynne, and I agree, Wretch729 - I am so used to skimming over the cruft at the bottom of a page that I didn't even see the "2."

I now see that on the left sidebar there is an option to see it all as one page.
posted by Miko at 11:47 AM on March 14, 2016


I wasn't there but have a friend who was (she's a grad student at UIC). She was inside, said it was "beautiful" and not scary at all. She said there were about two sections of protesters, maybe 10% of the total number inside the venue.

I think a lot of UIC students felt really offended and invaded by Trump; as others have mentioned in the threads, UIC is a pretty diverse, urban state school and there was a feeling that Trump does not represent the school's community values. The word my friend used a couple times was "proud" -- pride that the UIC community and the Chicago community as a whole stood up and said 'No, your hatred and your bigotry are not welcome here.'
posted by tivalasvegas at 3:46 PM on March 14, 2016 [8 favorites]


An old teacher of mine who went to UIC was tweeting about the rally, saw Bill Ayers there, so that's good.
posted by clavdivs at 6:31 PM on March 14, 2016


TERRORISTS! DONALD TRUMP WAS RIGHT! WEATHERUNDERGR-ISIS
posted by tivalasvegas at 6:36 PM on March 14, 2016


The Waffen Weatherundergr-ISIS.
posted by clavdivs at 9:21 PM on March 14, 2016


A friend of mine went and posted a wonderful video of the moment when they all found out the event was canceled, and broke into a bouncy rendition of "Alright." Really moving to see so many people of so many backgrounds coming together in this joyful moment amid the darkness of Trump's campaign. I can't share her video but here's a different one.
posted by lunasol at 9:25 PM on March 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


I was there!
posted by zenon at 5:38 PM on March 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


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