January 25, 2017
Throngs of protesters packed Center City streets on Wednesday evening during the first night of a Republican retreat in Philadelphia.
The event, dubbed the "Queer Rage(r): Guerrilla Dance Party," was organized on Facebook. Demonstrators were urged to participate by dancing outside the hotel to show support of health care laws that President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal. Trump is scheduled to arrive at the event on Thursday.
According to the event page, organizers said:
"Get ready to WERK it out. As they try to take away our health care, to police Black, Brown , Trans and Queer bodies, to regulate our bodies, we’re here to say #WeAreQueer #WeAreHere #WeWillDance"
Here are some of the scenes that were captured on social media from the protest:
Big queer dance protest where Trump and the GOP are staying in Philly pic.twitter.com/Wmf5w9pQSJ— 2017 is already bad (@ptrmsk) January 26, 2017