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President Trump says, “It’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters.”

It’s the opposite.

We will stand, sit and kneel until we are free from hate and bigotry, until #blacklivesmatter, “until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
Trump says, “In the old days, we used to throw [protesters] out.”

That’s true: many Americans died protesting, especially here in the South.…
Trump says, “You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.”

President Trump has indeed been very clear about which protesters he supports.…
Trump says, “I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that.”

The 1st Amendment is why: “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”…
Americans have had far too many reasons to protest in recent years. And we’ll keep protesting.

We stood up with @UniteThePoor.

We marched with @womensmarch in cities across the United States.…
We went to the airport with @RepJohnLewis to fight Trump’s Muslim Ban. #NoMuslimBanEver

We knelt in solidarity with @Kaepernick7 and other athletes using their platform to fight oppression.
And when Heather Heyer was killed while protesting white supremacy, we didn’t stay quiet.…
So, President Trump: Protest is not embarrassing.

It’s constitutional, it’s our history, it’s powerful.

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