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Gallery: Demonstrators blast Nancy Pelosi, applaud Rashida Tlaib as Congresswomen visit Detroit


July 22, 2019, 12:41 PM by  Michael Lucido

A group of about two dozen progressive activists gathered downtown Tuesday to protest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before she headed into the Detroit Club for a speaking event.

The demonstrators blamed Pelosi for stoking divisions between the establishment wing of the Democratic Party and four of its high-profile progressives, who include Detroit Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Demonstrators say Donald Trump has seized on the fracture, recently telling Tlaib and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley to "go back" to their countries. On Monday, as the demonstrators chanted, he doubled down, tweeting: 

"We need to hold Nancy Pelosi accountable for defending Trump's rhetoric without impeachment," said protester Nicole Conaway.

Pelosi is in town for the NAACP convention, and has been holding fundraisers and events with  Democratic Congress members from Metro Detroit.


 

 

Meeko A. Williams: "We are the constituents for Pelosi, we should have a seat at the fundraising dinner."

 

 

Nicole Conaway, "We need to hold Nancy Pelosi accountable for defending Trump's rhetoric without impeachment."

Demonstrators in support of "The Squad."

Organizer Will Toms: "We need leadership for women of color that will support their voices — progressive voices — voices that represent a majority of America and are for impeachment, medicare for all and a Green New Deal, as well as fighting fascist rhetoric."

 

 
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By: Michael Lucido