Michael Eric Dyson Calls for Massive Protests at GOP Convention Reply

I’d like to go to Cleveland and rent a hotel room with a balcony overlooking the convention center. I’m hoping the GOP convention degenerates into a fistfight between neocons and Trumpians on the convention floor, and a full blown street fight between Trumpians, leftists, BLM and cops in Cleveland.

By Noah Fitzgerel

ABC News

Author and activist Michael Eric Dyson is calling for a march on Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, saying that only massive protests next month can confront what he called the “monster” that is Donald Trump.

Dyson told ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast that he has spoken with black church groups and civil rights organizations, among other groups, which are “steadily coming together” to organize a presence at the convention.

Dyson, who published a piece in this week’s New Republic titled “We Must March on Cleveland,” told Klein and Bruce that “those of us of good conscience must descend upon Cleveland.”

Dyson said on the podcast that his call to action reflects his belief that the presidential race is “a watershed moment in American politics. And not just in American politics, but in terms of how we choose to be a nation together.”

Dyson added that there are elements of the race that are “extra-political,” saying “Donald Trump is appealing to the base instincts of American society, the lowest common denominator of bigotry and prejudice.”

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