“Shut Down D.C.” is arranging the stage for mass gatherings in D.C., remarking that the “resistance” must start during the “muddied” legal and political debate over the election result.
“Trump will not leave office without mass mobilization and direct action,” the group wrote on its website.
In a different document, first published by The Federalist, the group characterizes its prepared organization as an "uprising," and calls for possibly blockading the White House, blocking traffic, shutting down government office buildings, and even Amazon fulfillment centers.
According to a meeting registration document, Shut Down D.C. held a drill to help participants respond to various hypothetical scenarios, including a so-called “timeline to a meltdown simulation.”
“Each team will work to develop action plans to respond to the scenario, anticipate how other movement actors will respond, and build capacity for collective action to build the world we want to live in,” the event description declared.
That training is probably to promote events the group has prepared in the days following election night.
From Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, organized activities will include hitting the streets daily to “respond to rapidly changing events.”
“We may be waiting for votes to be counted or we may be responding to major attacks on democracy,” the group said. “Over the next few weeks we’ll use our Spokes Council process to plan actions that are flexible and can scale to respond to a lot of different scenarios.”
From Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, members will be ready for Congress members to return to Capitol Hill when demonstrators will possibly meet them at train stations, airports, or even their houses.
“If Trump is trying to launch a coup, that’s no time for business as usual,” the website states. “And if Trump has already conceded, then we can pivot and use these actions to demand COVID-19 relief and other essential legislation!”
The planned organization is only expected to stop once Trump gives in.
The group also has an extensive guide on how to manage– with a disclaimer that it does not “encourage or endorse bringing harm to any living thing.”
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore announced Tuesday that his department is ready to respond to any disorder related to the Nov. 3 general election. When questioned what he would say to Los Angeles residents who have concerns about their safety at the polls and what the LAPD is planning, Moore answered, "We are safe."