The LGBTQ resistance rolled out the rainbow carpet for Mike Pence over the weekend. Pence walked in the Savannah, Georgia St. Patrick’s Day parade and he was roundly jeered along the way. Bless his heart. Here’s a roundup of his failed parade photo op.
Yesterday, VP Mike Pence visited SavannahÃ¢ÂÂs St. PatrickÃ¢ÂÂs Day parade for 1 hour, costing an absurd amount to taxpayers & lost sales to businesses who count on that day every year. Protestors made sure there were rainbows in every photo op with the bigot. @Amy_Siskind @woke_folk pic.twitter.com/vijzvIOwbn
Ã¢ÂÂ Tracy Brisson (@tracybrisson) March 18, 2018
VP Pence came to savannah to march in our parade- and every. single. picture taken of him has a pride flag in the background. proud of my city Ã°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ©Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ¤Ã¯Â¸ÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ©Ã°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ¨Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ¤Ã¯Â¸ÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ¨ pic.twitter.com/0wADWbWfCE
Ã¢ÂÂ it’s fran! (@frannipan) March 17, 2018
Ã¢ÂÂ GPB Savannah (@GPBSavannah) March 17, 2018
At every single turn, the resistance tailed Pence with rainbow flags, messages of equality and protest signs. From the Washington Post:
Savannah Kite brought a sign reading “Black Lives Matter, Protect Dreamers” and wore a T-shirt with the words “Gay, Irish and Proud.” She and other demonstrators chanted “This is what Savannah looks like” a few feet from where Pence shook a final round of hands before being whisked away by his motorcade.
“I’m a married lesbian, I’m 30 years old, and I’d like to adopt children,” Kite said. “I think his policies have hurt queer people, and that bothers me.”
Protesters and others had ample room to maneuver because crowds in the 12 square blocks secured for Pence were notably lean in spots. People stood four deep behind barricades on one side of the street, while big gaps between spectators could be seen directly across the street.
Hats off to the protesters who dogged Pence all along the route!
VP Pence came to Savannah for St Pats. The city said No signs in the Ã¢ÂÂPence zone.Ã¢ÂÂ ACLU and local layers sued the city and won. Every Pence photo in the media has a gay pride sign in the background. The #resistance is real. pic.twitter.com/9TxayCbzDw
Ã¢ÂÂ Elissa Greene (@Far_fromNormal1) March 18, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence drew cheers and jeers from the crowd in the security zone. Many had signs with messages like Ã¢ÂÂside with LoveÃ¢ÂÂ and political issues including gay rights, reproductive rights and anti-gun violence. #StPatricksDay2018 #savannah pic.twitter.com/MV5Xulyddi
Ã¢ÂÂ JCindyHill (@JCindyHill) March 17, 2018
For what it’s worth, Mike Pence and family are launching a children’s book about a family pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo. Last night John Oliver announced his charitable plan to one-up the Pence rabbit.
tomorrow, Mike Pence & family are dropping a childrenÃ¢ÂÂs book about their pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo.
in response, John Oliver commissioned a new childrenÃ¢ÂÂs book in which Marlon Bundo is gay.
Ã¢ÂÂ david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) March 19, 2018