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Another demonstration scheduled for Friday in downtown Mason City


This news story was published on February 17, 2017.
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Protesters in Central Park on February 5, 2017

MASON CITY – Folks who are unhappy with President Trump and other Republicans who are making changes to laws affecting workers’ rights will be holding a demonstration Friday evening in downtown Mason City.

Organizers of the event acting under a national grassroots movement called “Strike4Democracy” say that as the Donald Trump presidency unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear to them that his administration “does not have our best interests at heart.” They have put forth a call to action and organized a local strike “to defend the constitution.”

Where Do We Go From Here (A non-partisan community action group) and The 4th District Green Party Chapter have joined forces to support union workers on General Strike Day, Friday, February 17. Under the Trump / GOP administration, “union workers are under attack,” the say.

“First, the Trump administration came for the Muslims, and now he is coming for immigrants and is targeting our hard-working union men and women.

“Union workers have toiled for more than forty years to get where they are today. Having fought for fair pay and a safe working environment for American workers, just to have it all go away with the stroke of a pen. These local groups have heard the call from the Industrial Workers of the World for this strike and are mobilizing to show support.”

On Friday, February 17th, they will assemble to show support for American workers. The rally will start at 5 PM and go through 8 PM in Central Park across the street from City Hall.

The general public is invited to participate.

Shaun Buchite — Green Party Organizer
Aiden Bradbury — Green Party organozer
Tahmyrah Lytle — Where Do We Go From Here organizer

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47 Responses to Another demonstration scheduled for Friday in downtown Mason City

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Yep protesting downtown where city council wants you to come down and drink at the bars. There is a New too! Beer beer beer!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Oh LOOK! The airheads have found a safe space – for the moment anyway. WORTHLESS.

  3. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Odd….some of them seem willing to make a stand by protesting in public, but then some of them hide their faces behind a protest sign.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

      And you register your protestations here with a hidden identity. Odd indeed.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

        Maybe his name really is Buzz Crumcutter 🙂

        • Judge Judy Reply Report comment

          February 18, 2017 at 10:42 am

          Odd indeed. Show us your green card Buzz and if all your papers are in order then case dismissed!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Obama and his followers are evil and Anti- American whores.

  5. Jeremy Collins Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    PROTESTING AGAINST TRUMP… In MASON CITY! Yeeeah, your voices will surely be heard. You will have a great impact on this country… By protesting IN A SMALL TOWN THAT NO ONE KNOWS OR CARES ABOUT LOL.

    What an epic waste of time.

  6. Carly Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    The election is over . All these protests remind me of HIroo Onoda. I hope it does not take that many years for these people to recognize that Trump will be the president for at least 4 years.

  7. commen sense manly Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    so they are protesting trump because of what the iowa leg did?

  8. John Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    what is Soros paying for this gig? Maybe I will saunder down there and ask them.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      It figures that a Trump supporter would “saunder”.

      • Shame on you Reply Report comment

        February 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

        John must have “sauntered”, since “saunder” has an entirely different meaning. Unless of course you voted for Trump, then its OK to make shit up.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This is what happens when you don’t spank your children. Under achievers that would die if sweat ran off their brow. They should use this wasted time and energy and spend it helping under privileged kids, the handicapped, elderly, etc. Why do they hate the under privileged children, handicapped people and the elderly? Mean spirited people you are.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Get a Job LOSERS

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Anti – American rally in senile park today ?

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Circle of corruption – public servants can not get elected without powerful unions (teachers is largest) when they get elected they have to pay back to these people by giving them more money . Jimmy Hoffa knew all about bribery.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Then Dippity Donald knows the same. If people are being paid by Soros then others must be paid by Dippity.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Carol – their a bunch of mostly public servants that want a bigger piece of the pie – your opinion is fake news.

  14. Carol Patnode

    Carol Patnode Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 11:24 am

    A protest is a way to express an objection to what has been said or done; those who protest in public are taking a stand and letting their communities know that they disapprove or take exception. Protesters are publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or to facilitate change. In the opinion of many, including myself, protesters are heroes who have the integrity and courage to stand up for what they believe. It is ridiculous to call them whiners.

  15. Dick Neely Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Protestors have the right to do so, but c’mon. Is this latest trend? Organized whining in public? It is getting annoying, and protesting is really getting you nowhere.

    • Old white guys rock Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Hey Dickie. I bet you would have found it annoying too when years ago women took to the streets to protest for the right to vote.

      • Dick Neely Reply Report comment

        February 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm

        You are crazy, since when can women vote?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        Womens suffrage and peeing in your liberal diapers are hardly fair comparisons. Pick a better cause losers.

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Attend this rally to raise property taxes so the democratic party can raise the public servants life style – CUT ALL PUBLIC SERVANT WAGES BY 25% ! TtHEN FIRE 25% of them. We CANNOT afford these people anymore -PRIVATIZE ALL these jobs.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I hope I can get a few minutes off to drive by this Mafia convention.

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Race baiting – only platform these maggots have in their party of lawyers – liars- and thieves of the American way of life – Democratic party = PACK OF RATS.

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Public employees – government employees – 95% who voted for the bitch Hillary and the hard to flush Turd party of demorats. Evil anti American mob.

  20. LVS

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Green Party? That explains a lot. It should be Flake Party. They had better stay out of the streets. They have a right to protest and make fools of themselves, but they do not have the right to block sane people from going about their business.

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Anyone else notice that Boing workers in South Carolina rejected the Union for a second time? Unions are dead and good riddance!
    All I’ve ever experienced from them is worthless employees getting protected from being fired, did a lot of good in Waterloo at John Deere, just ask the 1000 people who lost their jobs

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Or the out of work union members at Holcim in Mason City.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Snowflakes in Mason today! And I thought the forcast was for record highs, oh wait…

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 18, 2017 at 6:36 am

      And soon the snowflake himself will melt away and be gone forever

    • LVS

      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Took out the Garbage again. And, it wasn’t even my comment. Dumb Ass Troll.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

        Good job LVS.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        LVS-The only garbage on here is the stuff coming out of your mouth. You are not as clever as you think you are, if fact you are king of a fool and everyone on here knows it except you. Hahaha

  23. mint Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 5:14 am

    No presidents have ever had anyone in any good interest, they are all from the same 13 bloodlines they are all “royalty”, they are all friends & related, you are Goyim/cattle to them, don’t believe this look at this video, https://youtu.be/ghnIgBokfG0, also all presidents except one have the same great x grandfather, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne, ignorance is a choice.

    • Allen

      Allen Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Interesting post, definitely something to think about.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Mint, you have already been called out on your poorly thought out conspiracy. Everyone of any english decent are more than likely related to the same people, not just the presidents.

      • mint Reply Report comment

        February 19, 2017 at 8:14 am

        Wrong the 13 bloodlines procreate within their bloodlines they have RH negative blood that means they do not have the rhesus monkey, video about the families who control the earth https://youtu.be/RO0S6j2Zsqo, they are “royalty” also they came up with the word “conspiracy’ video by ODD Conspiracy Vlog, https://youtu.be/AoWl3QpsKKA, as for being called out on my post what by one person, personally I do not know anyone in my lifetime that practice sorcery/witchcraft or members of the Illuminati, you are the one that is wrong.

  24. new 2 town Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Against this protest? Than you a RACIST. Pure an simple. Bring on the HATERS I know you out here.

    • anonymight Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 1:38 am

      What are you? One of the protest parasites?

    • JDM Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 4:09 am

      This has got to be a feeble attempt at trolling; there is no way anyone is really this stupid.

      There is absolutely nothing race related about union workers.

      • Allen

        Allen Reply Report comment

        February 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

        Unfortunately, this site is full of idiots and morons etc. who will never see the big picture because they can’t see past their nose. They believe everything their illiterate friends tell them, then they come to this site and try and show how worldly intelligent they are. Now I’ll admit that I’m not the smartest poster on this site, but I think for myself and try to post something sensible that has to do with the subject.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

      New to town? Get out of here, dousch