Above photo: Members of Refuse Fascism Philly place symbolic “body bags” at the entrance to the Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, N.J. on Saturday. The group was protesting against President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. They removed the bags at the end of the protest. Elizabeth Robertson. Philadelphia Enquirer.
Pine Hill, NJ – “The Trump/Pence response to the COVID-19 pandemic – the actions, lies and inaction – is killing people and threatening humanity,” said Samantha Goldman, Refuse Fascism after helping place symbolic body bags at the entrance to the Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, New Jersey following a car caravan throughout Philadelphia demanding Trump/Pence Out NOW! “This is an emergency. This fascist regime poses a danger to humanity. Trump has blood on his hands.”
Protesters demanded that the government:
▪ Provide aid and protection for humanity globally, not just for Americans, based on international co-operation, not competition.
▪ Provide ventilators and hospital beds for those needing intensive care; and mass testing to provide information needed to slow the spread of the virus.
▪ Provide Personal Protective Equipment for all health workers.
▪ Ensure health and safety from the virus of all those in jail, prison, or ICE detention camps; immediate release of everyone not convicted of a violent crime, and of asylum seekers and families.
They said, “Most importantly, we demand the immediate removal of Trump & Pence.” RefuseFascism.org calls for non-violent, mass, sustained protest at the soonest possible time, with the demand #TrumpPenceOutNOW.
RefuseFascism.org published a Call to Action which reads in part, “The anti-science Trump/Pence regime hid the danger of the COVID-19 virus, now a pandemic, for months, setting the stage for possibly catastrophic impact and placing those who have been targets of their overall program in the most jeopardy – immigrants forced into shadows and concentration camps; millions of Black and brown people languishing in prisons; the people of Iran facing crippling sanctions; the poor, sick, and homeless here and around the world.”
And further, “Enough. We raise our voices here to say: In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.”