Despite what you may have heard, the November 4, 2017 protests actually aren’t being run by Antifa and they aren’t trying to start a civil war. A deeper look into the November 4 plans reveal a group that wants prolonged protests but doesn’t want violence. The protests are being run by Refuse Fascism, a group that has specifically said they want the protests to be reminiscent of the Women’s March in January, not violence-filled. You can read more about exactly what the protests entail and what they are planning in Heavy’s story here.
Watch live streams of the protests today here.
News about the protests began when a protest on September 26 in California blocked Highway 101. The protestors were carrying signs warning about November 4.Their demands are for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to be removed from office. The organizers hope the protest will grow from thousands to ultimately include millions of people. They only organize nonviolent protests and are calling for these to be nonviolent also. Below is a list of every location where a protest is planned to take place on November 4. These are listed in alphabetical order by city, provided by Refuse Fascism.
(To find out what events are planned after today, see Heavy’s story here.)
Akron, 4 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia 6:00 p.m.
Euclid & Moreland Ave NE
Little 5 Points/Findley Plaza
“Bring pots and pans, flashlights, glow sticks, lanterns, signs, banners, and everyone you know. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!”
Austin, Texas 1:00 p.m.
Boston, MA 4:00 p.m.
Shoppers Plaza 1 Franklin Street
(Note: Another event is happening in Boston on October 29 from 3-6 p.m. at Somerville theater. It’s a special screening of “Freedom Riders.”)
Chicago, 1:00 p.m.
Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn
(Note: They are very emphatic that this is a non-violent protest.)
Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m.
Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place
This is being advertised as a “kneel-in” event. Billie Mays will be speaking.
Cleveland, 1:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
A planning meeting is taking place on October 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. on Buckeye Road. Cards, fliers, and posters will also be available at Your Snack Shack, El Dorado Barber Shop, and Fiddlehead Gallery.
An event is being planned, but details are not yet available. Email for more information.
Falmouth, MA 10:30 a.m.
Falmouth Town Green, Falmouth, MA
Honolulu, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
9:30am: Gather at Ala Moana Park (across from Pi`ikoi St.)
11:00 am: Rally at Thomas Square
Organizing meetings will take place every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in the Saunders Courtyard.
Houston is planning an event but details are not yet available. Email for more information.
Indianapolis, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Los Angeles, CA 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
5th St. and Hill St ~ Downtown LA
Miami, 12 p.m.
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Facebook event page
Minneapolis, 12:00 p.m.
New York City, 2:00 p.m.
42nd Street & Broadway NYC
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In addition, organizing meetings will take place Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the LGBT Center on 13th Street.
Omaha, 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Park, Omaha
Philadelphia, 2:00 p.m.
Thomas Paine Plaza
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia
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Organizing meetings before the event will also be held on October 29 and 30.
Pittsfield, MA 1-2 p.m.
Park Square 1 West Street
Portland, Oregon 2-8 p.m.
Salem, OR, 3:00 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Salem Capitol — The event is called “Free Cascadia: Refuse Fascism”
San Francisco, CA 3:00 p.m.
Union Square, San Francisco
Seattle, 12:00 p.m.
Gather at Seattle City Hall Plaza, 4th Avenue & James Street
In addition, weekly organizing meetings are held Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at All Pilgrims Christian Church.
Tuscon, 2:00 p.m.
Do you know of an event happening on November 4 not listed above? Let us know in the comments below.
Learn more about what’s happening on November 4 in the story below: