Thousands are expected to descend on Washington D.C. Jan. 14 to march along the National Mall — an age-old tradition since the 1960s — to demand the protection of Civil Rights.
The “We Shall Not Be Moved” march is organized by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. The march is scheduled to begin 11 a. m. at the National Sylvan Theater and will proceed to West Potomac Park, located across from the King memorial.
“The 2017 march will bring all people together to insist on change and accountability,” Sharpton said in a statement. “Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for civil rights didn’t end with his death, it’s a fight we take on each day. The political players may change but our goals stay the same.”
According to a press release, Donald Trump has put citizen’s civil rights at risk with his campaign to institute a nationwide stop-and-frisk, roll out more tax cuts for the wealthy, and gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a process that has been put into gear by both the House and the Senate.
“Donald Trump and his administration need to hear our voice and our concerns,” Sharpton said.
The fight can also be followed online with the AFRO Facebook fan page, and also at #WeShallNotBeMoved.