Resisting Authority (cont.)
A resistance movement, which precedes the time of WWII, is defined as an organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government or an occupying power, and to disrupt civil order and stability. The modern usage of the term “Resistance” originates from the self-designation of many movements during World War II, especially the French Resistance.
The recent anti-Trump campaign may have originated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a July rally in Dallas. It was there that she announced that the Democrats would work to stop the GOP agenda and Trump. At that time, there was lots of chatter about the “Summer of Resistance" movement as well.
Several anti-Trump marches and rallies were also held in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, and other key U.S. cities. Protest messages centered around racism and fascism, as well as impeachment. The impeachmentmarch.org group pointed to their platform that Trump “has been in blatant violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President.” At press time, it was too early to speculate if the campaigns made any strides.
In the wake of the July 4th opposition, momentum was also being generated overseas. “G-20: Welcome to Hell” was the message that was registered for protests in Germany on July 6th, when Trump and other world leaders were scheduled to arrive for the July 7th summit in Hamburg. At that time, activists in Britain were also pulling together in an effort to rally against Trump in the event that he visited England later in the month.