Anti-Trump Protests outside White House Continue into Fifth Night
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A former adviser to Hillary Clinton brought a hip hop band and dancers to the White House for the fifth night of a multi-day protest on Friday.
Adam Parkhomenko has been organizing the “Occupy Lafayette Park” protests since President Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
Footage captured from the Friday protest shows protesters standing along the White House fence holding signs that read "Treason" as the hip hop band performs.
For the first night of protests, hundreds of people came to “welcome” Trump back from Helsinki, Finland, on Monday night and have been returning to the park every night since, ostensibly to keep Trump from getting a good night's sleep, The Hill reported.
The president is not at the White House this weekend. He left for his New Jersey golf club earlier on Friday.
Parkhomenko’s protest is expected to advance into its sixth day on Saturday night.
On Thursday night, Parkhomenko brought out opera singers to perform the national anthem. And the night before that, he organized an 18-person Mariachi band to play on Pennsylvania Avenue.
A few high profile names, including Alyssa Milano and Stormy Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, as well as Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), joined the protest earlier this week.
Parkhomenko said on Twitter he’s still on the lookout for bagpipers, tap dancers, puppeteers and a professional auctioneer “that can verbally reenact outside the White House everything important Trump is giving away to the highest bidder” for the protests.
I am looking for a professional auctioneer that can verbally reenact outside the White House everything important Trump is giving away to the highest bidder. If you have recommendations let me know!
The protest arrives as the president continues to face backlash for appearing to side with Putin over his denial of interfering in the 2016 election during the conference on Monday. Trump later said on Tuesday that he misspoke, meaning to say he didn't see any reason why the Russians "wouldn’t" be behind election interference, rather than "would be."