#DJ20 Protestors Plot to Chain Trains to Stop DC Metro Trains
Organizers for DisruptJ20 Caught Encouraging Protestors to Pay Homeless to Block Traffic, Highway Access & Major Bridges
Smash Racism DC Co-Founder Describes Throat-Punching as a Legitimate Form of Protest
(Washington D.C.) Project Veritas has just released Part II of a series which uncovers leaders of the DisruptJ20 movement and various affiliated fringe groups actively plotting criminal activities to disrupt President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. These activities likely violate multiple criminal laws.
Project Veritas journalists were invited via Facebook to several DisruptJ20 meetings throughout Washington DC and one in Brooklyn, NY. DJ20 organizer Legba Carrefour, on January 8 at a DJ20 Spokes Council meeting expressed plans to block all major points of ingress to the District of Columbia by highway, bridge, and Metro Rail. In a conversation between him and another organizer, he explained a plan to chain trains at Metro Center, Gallery Place and L’Enfant Plaza.
“So we figured out this, the trains pull up, one person is going to lock one end of a chain to an edge, and on the other end of the chain the end of the car…done. It takes 15 seconds and everyone can leave and literally it can’t go anywhere at that point, its anchored,” Carrefour explained. “If I were to hit Metro Center, Gallery Place, and L’Enfant Plaza, they are all close enough to walk to and that’s every single line in the city.”
Carrefour more recently did an interview with the Washington Examiner. The details that Project Veritas uncovered were not mentioned in that interview by Carrefour.
In addition to blockades, the DJ20 organizers encouraged protestors to set up donations tables for the homeless at strategic locations in order to help block the traffic.
“So, we want to encourage you all to give to the poor and the homeless. Go right down to 2nd and D, help us to block the…vehicle traffic and the pedestrian traffic flowing in the inauguration. And set up tables, food, give out whatever right there, there 2nd and D a block from either direction and help to block traffic,” says Eric Sheptock, a DisruptJ20 Organizer.
On January 15, at a DJ20 Action Training Camp, the Smash Racism Co-Founder Mike Isaacson classified all Trump supporters as Nazis. When asked what to do when confronted with a Nazi that was loudly shouting their beliefs, he insisted that his volunteers punch them in the throat.
DisruptJ20 is a coalition of multiple leftist organizations including Industrial Workers of the World, the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, Refuse Fascism, Smash Racism DC, and the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition.
At multiple meetings, organizers explicitly differentiated “permitted actions” and “arrestable actions.” Many volunteers and organizers expressed their willingness to be arrested; an implicit admission of criminal compliance.
Peaceful protest is protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution; coordinated blockades and shut downs of entire cities by violent means are not.