Radical activist group plans to “lay siege to" and "occupy" White House in September

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 11th, 2020 2:13 pm

Last Updated Aug 12th, 2020 at 4:09 pm

The radical activist group that takes credit for the #OccupyWallStreet movement in 2011 has announced plans to occupy the White House next month.

Adbusters, a digital publication that describes itself as "a global network" determined to "advance the new social activist movement of the information age," issued a post dubbed "#WhiteHouseSiege - Tactical Briefing #1."

"It's been nine years since we set off the political earthquake of #OccupyWallStreet, laying siege to NYC's Zuccotti Park and inspiring thousands of similar protests around the world," the post reads. "The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment — a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience."

The group claims that "inequality has soared" over the past 11 years and that "politicians and corporate criminals continue to savage the public trust with impunity." They also called President Trump a "howling void of a president" and accused him of sitting "smugly atop a corona death-toll that may surpass two-hundred thousand Americans by Christmas."

"It's time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, on September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C," the post continued. "We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly 50 days. This is the #WhiteHouseSiege."

The group repeatedly said the siege would be "nonviolent."


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