Jill Stein may not be in the first presidential debate, but she’s not going to be quiet during the debates either — and neither are her supporters. They’re planning a civil disobedience rally at the debates, which they’ve warned may result in some arrests. They are also planning a live stream of their protests, along with a live stream of Jill Stein’s answering all the debate questions as they are asked, in real time.
Here’s what you need to know.
Stein and Ajamu Baraka are hosting a Hofstra Debate Protest and Civil Disobedience event today, starting at 2:30 p.m. and lasting through the presidential debate. You can learn more about it on the Facebook page here. Buses will leave New York City at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, one from Bryant Park in Manhattan and two from Brooklyn near Barclay’s Center. You should RSVP to make sure there’s a seat for you on the bus.
Or you can meet at 4:30 p.m. Eastern on the corner of Uniondale and Hempstead Avenue near Hofstra, where the group will walk together to the debate location. More details will be shared at the event, but there’s discussion about having some supporters attempt to escort Baraka and Stein into the debates, which could lead to arrests. Live streams of the protests will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
There’s a chance that the locations of some of these events may change, since Stein was escorted off the Hofstra campus this afternoon by Nassau County police and Hofstra security:
Her live streams and Q&As will still occur, but they might just be recorded from a different location than she had originally planned. At 5:30 p.m., a people’s debate and Twitter Q&A will be hosted. Then at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, Stein will host a live stream of debate responses. She’ll listen to each question, each candidate’s response, and then offer her own 90-second response on the live stream.
You can watch Stein’s #OccupytheDebates protest, which started around 5 p.m. Eastern, on Periscope:
After the presidential debate ends, Stein will have a Twitter Town Hall Q&A that will also be livestreamed on Periscope and Facebook Live, where she’ll answer questions from the American public.
We’ll post links to all the live streams in this article and will put together new articles about the protests and the Q&As as the evening continues.