Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump Protestors on Inauguration Day, I can not Stand with You by David Malekar

Normally, I would completely support protesting Big Government and the Militarized Police State. Sadly, I can not tomorrow.

People are protesting for the wrong reasons, against a guy who isn't putting us in a war with Russia and starting WW3. (link:

A guy who isn't forcing us to go into a mandatory draft that would have taken both men and women unlike Clinton. (link:

A guy who spoke for a long time about 50 state legalization of Medical Marijuana (link:

A guy who spoke constantly about helping minorities and people within inner-cities (link:

A guy who wants to help veterans with healthcare and more. (link:

I could continue this list for hours, but I want to get this piece out tonight rather than next week.

I am closing this with a video of the Seattle Anti-Trump Protest I attended on November 13, 2016, a few days after Trump had been elected by the Electoral College.

LCI Exclusive: Seattle Anti-Trump Protest Rally 11.13.2016


I wanted to give coverage of the protestors to show that they were not violent, that they were just out there to express concern. I was dressed in a black suit and tie, with my press credentials showing clearly I was with the Press and was there to cover the event; I had no political attire or affiliations on or with me. I was the only journalist to cover the event from start to finish, walking with these folks for miles in the rain. I had contracted Walking Pneumonia that I had to fight for over 2 months to recover from. As you can see, I had gone into this giving it everything I have as I always do when covering something, almost 4 hours worth of video coverage. At the very end of the protest, I spoke on a bullhorn to the crowd that had dwindled down from 400+ to about 30 people.

I wish I could say the experience was overall a great one, but it was not. I was attacked from nearly the start by random folks, yelling in my face and attacking me in crowds. I posed no threat and was there to help these people get exposure. I was a man of the Press and I was seen as the enemy. You don't have to just take my word for it, feel free to watch the video. A journalist shouldn't have to defend themselves for covering a live event in a public place. I was doing them a favor by being there and giving them uncut, uncensored coverage. What did I get in return? The Walking Pneumonia for 2 months that I had mentioned and looked down upon like I was subhuman. This Piscataway Native that they claim to stand up for, put me down. I never experienced such bigotry in my life until moving to Seattle.

So I can not stand with you, Protestors; you have made me your enemy without even realizing I was trying to cover you in a positive light. I waited months before finally writing and officially publishing this video in an article because of how disappointed i was at them. We wanted to stand with you, people of the "left;" but you chose to stand against us.
Independent Associate Editor of the LCI speaks to Anti-Trump Protestors on November 13, 2016
This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Independent Associate Editor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; who publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.