As of 9:30 a.m., his newspaper -- the Washington Post -- had not reported on the event, which had been planned and publicized for weeks.
The target of the protest was not Barack Obama, who has a mansion in the neighborhood and whose opposition to gay marriage marked his first term, although he later supported it.
No, the target was Ivanka Trump, who lives in Kalorama. But she and her family were in New York, visiting her in-laws for the first birthday of her youngest child.
But neighbors heard. And since only 4% of the people in the nation's capital voted for President Trump, there certainly was schadenfreude in the Saturday night screaming.
From the Daily Mail:
Hundreds of LGBTQ protesters invaded Ivanka Trump's upmarket neighborhood in Washington D.C., for the 'Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice', much to the fury of other residents.
A storm of dancing people marched with signs, speakers and festive clothing while chanting obscenities directed towards the first daughter's father to protest his administration's rollback on Obama's climate change policies, on Saturday night.
The rowdy crowd disrupted the usually exclusive area as they flocked to Ivanka's $5.5million home, as one of her neighbors became so infuriated by the noisy event that he was filmed threatening to punch a demonstrator.
The 82-year-old enraged resident of the expensive Kalorama community yelled to protesters: 'Get out of here! I live here... Do you want to get your f**king face hit?'From the Washington Examiner:
Protesters held a "Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice" in front of Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner's house in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Video posted to social media by Ashley Rae Goldenberg of MRCTV shows participants gathered in front of the Kalorama neighborhood house chanting, "Ivanka Trump, come dance!" The group also gathered in front of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's home nearby.The event caused controversy even ahead of the event, pitting Teen Vogue against Cosmopolitan.
Social justice warriors have politicized everything. Even which bathroom you use, or which fashion magazine you read.
From Teen Vogue a few days ago:
If you're in the Washington D.C. area and you need some fun, LGBTQ-friendly, activist weekend plans, you're in luck. According to the Huffington Post, the LGBTQ community is coming together this weekend for a dance party that's doubling as a protest against Ivanka Trump. The shindig is set to go down right outside her D.C. house.
The Huffington Post reports activists with WERK for Peace, 350 DC, the Queer Resistance, and the Trans Women of Color Collective have organized a protest dance party outside Ivanka Trump's house. The protest is reportedly in response to President Trump's recent rollback of Obama-era climate protections, but organizers also told the Huffington Post it will send a clear message to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, that the LGBTQ community is watching her.
“We can’t let Ivanka trick our communities into supporting and legitimizing her. We will show up to her home because the bad decisions of the Trump administration hit us in our daily lives, in our homes, and the nature we surround ourselves with,” co-organizer Carla Aronsohn told The Huffington Post.Cosmopolitan was appalled.
Please Don’t Dance at Ivanka’s House
Protests are important but showing up at someone's home is the wrong approach.Wonder where the owner of Cosmopolitan lives.
Well, we do know where the owner of the Washington Post lives because the newspaper ignored the protest -- after giving wide coverage to the group's earlier street protest at the official residency of Vice President Mike Pence.
NIMBY -- Not In My Back Yard -- lives.
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