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Lacey MacAuley, from DisruptJ20.org, joins Doc Thompson to discuss the protests she is helping organize for Trump's swearing in ceremony on January 20. Lacey is spearheading a variety of actions aimed at disrupting the inauguration festivities and "setting a tone of resistance" for the next four years.
The official events will be protected by twelve security checkpoints, and Lacey and her followers plan to stage a different issue-specific protest near each checkpoint. Unlike many of her fellow protesters, Lacey recognizes that Trump won the election and doesn't expect to be able to prevent him from assuming the presidency.
"The groups who are, you know, organizing are representing a variety of issues that I think would, you know, probably be mostly considered in the progressive spectrum," Lacey explains. "And also are just people who are very, you know, scared for the future of what their lives mean."
Doc hopes the protests will be civil and peaceful: "As I've already said, I'm passionate about people speaking their mind and exercising their rights if you oppose somebody. That's a good thing. How we do it and still, you know, being able to find that common ground is really important."
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