Throughout the 2016 Presidential Campaign, one of the main chants of Trump supporters during rallies was ‘lock her up’. This chant was directed towards Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, referring to any number of the perceived crimes that they believed she committed over the years. In fact, Michael Flynn, who has since himself pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and will likely face prison time, chanted this very phrase during a the 2016 Republican National Convention.
In politics, everything eventually seems to come full circle, and that is certainly the case here. As protestors, led by former Clinton advisor, Adam Parkhomenko, gathered in Lafayette Park, in front of the White House for the seventh consecutive night, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump happened to pull into the driveway. As they emerged from their vehicle and walked into the White House, chants of “lock him up” clearly erupted.
Anti-Trump protesters shout “LOCK HIM UP!” just as Trump & Melania arrive at the White House on the 7th Day of consecutive protests, Sunday, July 22, 2018.
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 23, 2018
The Occupy Lafayette Park movement has been quite a successful protest. Parkhomenko has raised thousands of dollars in order to bring in musicians, opera singers and even a 15-member mariachi band, drawing hundreds of protestors to the White House calling for the President’s removal from office. As protestors get ready for their 8th consecutive night, there has been no indication of the movement dying down anytime soon. If you’d like to contribute to Parkhomeko’s efforts, you can donate here.