Ivanka Trump’s upscale neighborhood in Washington D.C was invaded by hundreds of LGBTQ protesters, much to the fury of her neighbors, for the ‘Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice’.
A loud parade:
On Saturday night, the dancing parade marched with signs, speakers and festive clothing. They chanted obscenities directed towards Donald Trump to protest his administration’s rollback on Obama’s climate change policies.
The fancy neighborhood was disrupted by the protestors which even led an 82-year-old neighbor to threaten to punch a demonstrator.
However, the intended person of the demonstration, Ivanka, wasn’t there at home. She was spotted on Friday in New York City celebrating her youngest child’s birthday with her in-laws.
Police cars lined the streets of the neighborhood while barricades and yellow tape were placed to guard anyone from actually stepping onto the property, but this didn’t deter the protesters from blasting music from speakers, singing along to Queen’s rock We Will Rock You and dancing on the roofs of cars.
According to Washington D.C. police, they didn’t have information yet on how many people were arrested or if there had been any arrests at all adding that details wouldn’t be known until Sunday.
An annoying presence:
This isn’t the first instance where Ivanka’s presence has annoyed her upscale neighbors.
The neighbors complained that the Trump-Kushner have been hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. The huge security presence was also a big part of the complaint, even a trip to the playground requirs three vans.
The protest was organized by WERK for Peace, a queer activist collective, along with 350 DC, Queer Resistance and the Trans Women of Color Collective.
A co-organizer, Carla Aronsohn, explained why the groups banned together against Ivanka, who recently was given an office in the White House for her new unpaid role.
However, not all of the residents were upset by the commotion. Dianne Bruce, who lives across the street from Ivanka smiled as she watched the activity unfold from her front steps with a glass of wine in hand.