MUNICH — MunichNOW News — On Friday, November 9, 2018, both Americans and non-Americans are invited to participate in a protest in solidarity with over 900 “Nobody is Above the Law” protests taking place in the US and abroad.
The protest will take place tonight across from the U.S. Consulate in Munich from 17:00 to 18:15.
On November 7, 2018, US President Trump forced Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to resign, and thus gained control of an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, an investigation involving himself and his family.
According to MoveOn.org, the organizers of this movement, “Donald Trump just crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up. Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we’ve got to get Congress to stop him. ”This is also a moment for Americans to come together to give thanks for Democrats’ majority in the House of Representative and for the record number of women and diverse candidates were elected to federal, state and local offices in the recent US midterm elections.
The demonstration will begin with a moment of silence to reflect on the tragic events of the past few weeks including: the 12 Californians killed in Thousand Oaks, the African-Americans murdered in Kentucky, and the 11 Jewish citizens recently assassinated at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Sadly, these acts are on the rise in the U.S. According to a report by CBS news, hate crimes in 2016 had increased by 11.7% compare d to 2014 levels.
The Anti-Defamation League recorded a 57 percent rise from 2016 to 2017 in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, including bomb threats, assaults, vandalism, and anti-Semitic posters and literature found on college campuses.
Speakers will address a number of other current issues surrounding the midterm elections,
including the Republican Party’s attempts to undermine democracy through voter suppression methods aimed at people of color. Despite these obstacles, record number of people voted in the midterm elections.
According to Mary Beth Jowers, Interim Chair of Democrats Abroad Munich: “The last two
years have been a trying time for our country. Our faith in our institutions, our Constitution
and each other have been tested. But the millions who have held our government accountable shows our nation is strong. We have been tested, but with a new Congress we hope to find a new respect for each other and a return to good governance.”
Where: Von-der-Tann-Straße, across from the US-Consulate
When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Attendees are invited to join Democrats Abroad afterwards at a local restaurant. To RSVP for the event or simply learn more about it, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/551793628614298/?notif_t=event_friend_going¬if_id=1541625665063141