Civil Disobedience, Rallies, Protests, Riots, Revolts, and Legal Victories

A comprehensive chronological list of historic events of Civil Disobedience, Rallies, Protests, Riots, Court rulings, and Revolts; in the struggle and fight for Freedom and Liberty.

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1660s

The first recorded slave revolt in the United States happened in Gloucester, Virginia, in 1663, an event involving white indentured servants as well as black slaves.

1670s

In 1672, there were reports of fugitive slaves forming groups to harass plantation owners.

1680s

The first recorded all-black slave revolt occurred in Virginia in 1687.

1700s

In 1708, a slave uprising in Long Island resulted in the death of seven whites and the execution of four slaves.

1710s

In New York City, slaves planned an uprising in April with local Indians. Armed with guns, swords, knives, and axes, 23 men gathered in an orchard at the northern tip of the city before setting fire to a slave owner’s home.  A group of white men arrived to put out the fire and were ambushed—nine of them were killed. Soldiers were dispatched, and the rebels had fled to the forest, where they were eventually captured, though six committed suicide. After trials, 27 slaves were convicted, with 21 of them killed in public executions.

1720s

Charleston been the center of a plotted revolt by 14 slaves planning to destroy plantations and attack Charleston. Betrayed, they fled, attempted to convince Creek Indians to join their uprising and were captured in Savannah, Georgia. All were executed upon return to Charleston.

1730s

The Stono Rebellion or Cato’s Conspiracy, started in South Carolina in 1739, at the Stono River Bridge near Charleston.  20 slaves broke into a store, stole weapons and supplies and headed for the refuge of Spanish-ruled Florida, killing 23 people in their path.  Growing into a group of 100 upon arriving in Florida, the rebels stopped in an open field and made a ruckus in hopes other slaves would hear them and join. A local militia confronted the group, with most of the escaped slaves caught and executed.

1740s

In 1741 in New York City, after a robbery in February and several arsons over the next few months, police believed a revolt was brewing and rounded up black men, both slaves and free. A series of trials followed with resulting executions and deportations, though the alleged conspiracy is now considered a fabrication by the judge and some witnesses, fueled by hysteria.

1760s

In 1764 the slave ship Hope erupted in rebellion, with men in the hold forcing their way on deck twice and killing nine crew members before eventually being seized by Spanish forces.

The Ottawa Chief Pontiac leads Native American forces into battle against the British in Detroit. The British retaliate by attacking Pontiac’s warriors in Detroit on July 31, in what is known as the Battle of Bloody Run. Pontiac and company successfully fend them off, but there are several casualties on both sides.

The Stamp Act of 1765 was imposed on the colonies.

The Townshend Acts of 1767 were imposed on the colonies.

1770s

Colonial resistance led to violence in 1770, when British soldiers opened fire on a mob of colonists, killing five men in what was known as the Boston Massacre.

The Tea Act of 1773, was imposed on the colonies.

In December 1773, when a band of Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party.

A group of colonial delegates (including George Washington of Virginia, John and Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, Patrick Henry of Virginia and John Jay of New York) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances against the British crown. This First Continental Congress did not go so far as to demand independence from Britain, but it denounced taxation without representation, as well as the maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent.

April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord, Massachusetts in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoats. On April 19, local militiamen clashed with British soldiers in the Battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, marking the “shot heard round the world” that signified the start of the Revolutionary War. 

June 17, 1775,  in the Revolution’s first major battle, colonial forces inflicted heavy casualties on the British regiment of General William Howe at Breed’s Hill in Boston. The engagement, known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, ended in British victory, but lent encouragement to the revolutionary cause.

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, drafted by a five-man committee including Franklin and John Adams but written mainly by Jefferson.

In 1776, Washington pushed across the Delaware River, in the freezing weather, and fought back with a surprise attack in Trenton, New Jersey, on Christmas night and won another victory at Princeton to revive the rebels’ flagging hopes before making winter quarters at Morristown.

In 1777, The British defeated the Americans at Brandywine Creek, Pennsylvania, on September 11 and entered Philadelphia on September 25. Washington rebounded to strike Germantown in early October before withdrawing to winter quarters near Valley Forge.  Burgoyne’s army exposed near Saratoga, New York, and the British suffered the consequences of this on September 19, when an American force under General Horatio Gates defeated them at Freeman’s Farm in the first Battle of Saratoga.  After suffering another defeat on October 7 at Bemis Heights (the Second Battle of Saratoga), Burgoyne surrendered his remaining forces on October 17.

France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778.

In 1779, Benedict Arnold, entered into secret negotiations with the British, agreeing to turn over the U.S. post at West Point in return for money and a command in the British army. The plot was discovered, but Arnold escaped to British lines. His name has since become synonymous with the word “traitor.”

The British occupied Georgia by early 1779 and captured Charleston

1780s

The British occupied South Carolina in May 1780.

American commander in the South, General Daniel Morgan scored a victory against a British force led by Colonel Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens, South Carolina, on January 17, 1781.

In the fall of 1781, The Battle of Yorktown, Greene’s American forces had managed to force Cornwallis and his men to withdraw to Virginia’s Yorktown peninsula, near where the York River empties into Chesapeake Bay. Supported by a French army commanded by General Jean Baptiste de Rochambeau, Washington moved against Yorktown with a total of around 14,000 soldiers, while a fleet of 36 French warships offshore prevented British reinforcement or evacuation. Trapped and overpowered, Cornwallis was forced to surrender his entire army on October 19.After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781.

British and American negotiators in Paris signed preliminary peace terms in Paris late that November, and on September 3, 1783, Great Britain formally recognized the independence of the United States in the Treaty of Paris.

1790s

In 1793, in Albany, New York, a group of slaves burned down several buildings.

1800s

The slave rebellion of Gabriel Prosser in Richmond in 1800.

1810s

The 1811 German Coast uprising.  Taking place along the Mississippi River north of New Orleans, in an area known as the German Coast, the ultimate plan was to destroy sugar cane plantations, free every slave in the state and take control of New Orleans.  30 slaves entered their owner’s mansion, killing the master’s son while the master fled to warn other plantation owners, which sent mobs of frantic whites fleeing to New Orleans.   The rebels armed themselves and left to destroy the nearest plantation, joined by other slaves and eventually numbering more than 100 people. Abandoning their march to New Orleans, they slipped away from soldiers.  A group of nearly 100 planters confronted the slaves, who had taken refuge in a plantation. About 40 slaves were killed. Some were captured and forced to watch injured rebels get tortured. Others escaped into the swamp, only to be tracked down and killed.  The majority of the German Coast slaves put on trial for rebellion were found guilty and executed, with their mutilated corpses put on public display for other slaves to see.

Virginia was the host of several thwarted uprisings, Spotsylvania County in 1815.

In 1816 in Camden, New Jersey, slaves planned to set fire to the town and kill the white population. Seventeen slaves were arrested and seven executed.

1820s

The slave rebellion of Denmark Vesey in Charleston in 1822.

In 1829, in Camden, New Jersey, slaves rioted and burned 85 buildings torched and razed to the ground.

1830s

The Nat Turner Rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831. Turner’s group, which eventually numbered around 75 blacks, killed some 60 whites in two days before armed resistance from local whites and the arrival of state militia forces overwhelmed them.  In the aftermath, about 60 slaves were executed.

The Underground Railroad, gained real momentum in the 1830s. Conductors like Harriet Tubman guided escapees on their journey North, and “stationmasters” included such prominent figures as Frederick Douglass, Secretary of State William H. Seward and Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Although estimates vary widely, it may have helped anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 slaves reach freedom.

The Spanish slave ship Amistad. in 1839, involving Africans being shipped out of Cuba. The 53 men seized control of the vessel and spared the lives of two Cubans who promised to maneuver the boat back to Africa.  After wandering the seas for two months, the ship docked in Long Island, where the Africans were taken into custody and endured a two-year-long court battle for their freedom. In January 1842, they were able to return to West Africa.

1840s

A slave revolt on an American ship happened in November 1841 when the Creole left Richmond for New Orleans to sell a cargo of tobacco and 135 slaves.  A fight between guards and slaves turned into a full rampage onboard. Once the slaves seized control, they set course for the Bahamas, where all 135 slaves were given their freedom.

1850s

John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia—in which the abolitionist and 22 men, including five black men and three of Brown’s sons raided and occupied a federal arsenal in 1859.  Brown was hailed as a martyred hero by northern abolitionists.  The raid was inspired in part by Nat Turner’s rebellion.

In 1859, on the plantation of former Democrat President James K. Polk in Mississippi, his widow watched as armed slaves barricaded themselves in protest.  Additional uprisings were reported in West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and North Carolina that year.

1860s

The Abolitionist movement.  From the 1830s to the 1860s, the movement to abolish slavery in America gained strength, led by free blacks such as Frederick Douglass and white supporters such as William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the radical newspaper The Liberator, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who published the bestselling antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

A group of slaves in Adams County, Mississippi, tried to time an uprising with the arrival of Union troops. Word got out about the plot through a child, which resulted in the execution of as many as 40 slaves. This scenario also involved several white co-conspirators.

The Kidder Massacre.  In 1867, Lieutenant Colonel George A.  Custer left Fort Hays, Kansas with about 1,100 men of the Seventh Cavalry to quell Indian uprisings which were threatening the area. 25-year-old Lieutenant Lyman S. Kidder was dispatched with a Company M, 2nd Cavalry, to find Custer and give him the messages.  Kidder reached Custer’s campsite on the evening of July 1st, but found it abandoned.  He and his men then followed the wrong path.  A group of Lakota Indians discovered Kidder’s party north of Beaver Creek. The Lakota then alerted several nearby Cheyenne Indians and the warriors approached the soldiers.  As they fled, some of the soldiers were shot down on a ridge above the creek, the Lakota dismounted and crept up on foot while the Cheyenne circled around the gully. Though the soldiers fought valiantly, killing two Indian horses, they were hopelessly outnumbered. Kidder, all his men, and the Lakota scout were all killed, some having been tortured prior to their deaths, and their bodies mutilated and burned.

A group of Apache Native Americans attack and kidnap a white American, resulting in the U.S. military falsely accusing the Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, Cochise. Cochise and the Apache increase raids on white Americans for a decade afterwards.

The Supreme Court ruled in Crandall v. Nevada, 73 U.S. 35 (1868) Freedom of movement between states is a fundamental right; a state cannot inhibit people from leaving it by imposing a tax on doing so.

1870s

In the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” Lieutenant Colonel George Custer’s troops fight Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, along Little Bighorn River. Custer and his troops are defeated and killed.  Chief Sitting Bull is later killed during a confrontation with Indian police in Grand River, South Dakota.

1880s

The Supreme Court decision, Strauder v. West Virginia, 100 U.S. 303 (1880) Exclusion of individuals from juries solely because of their race is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.

1890s

Memphis teacher Ida B. Wells became a prominent activist against Jim Crow laws after refusing to leave a first-class train car designated for whites only. A conductor forcibly removed her and she successfully sued the railroad, though that decision was later reversed by a higher court.  Wells devoted herself to fighting Jim Crow laws. Her vehicle for dissent was newspaper writing: In 1889 she became co-owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight and used her position to take on school segregation and sexual harassment.  A mob destroyed her newspaper and threatened her with death, forcing her to move to the North, where she continued her efforts against Jim Crow laws and lynching.

The Supreme Court ruled in Allgeyer v. Louisiana, 165 U.S. 578 (1897) The liberty that is protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment includes economic liberty.

1910s

Woman suffrage parade of 1913 where 5,000 march to support women’s voting rights.

1930s

The Supreme Court ruled in Near v. Minnesota, 283 U.S. 697 (1931) A Minnesota law that imposes prior restraints on the publication of “malicious, scandalous, and defamatory” content violates the First Amendment as applied to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment.

1940s

The Supreme Court ruled in Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 649 (1944) Primary elections must be open to voters of all races.

The Supreme Court ruled in Morgan v. Virginia, 328 U.S. 373 (1946) A Virginia law that enforces segregation on interstate buses is unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer, 334 U.S. 1 (1948) Courts may not enforce racial covenants on real estate.

The Supreme Court ruled in Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 (1940) The states cannot interfere with the free exercise of religion.

The Supreme Court ruled in Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943) A Pennsylvania ordinance that imposes a license tax on those selling religious merchandise violates the Free Exercise Clause.

The October 6, Rabbis’ March.  A protest for American and allied action to stop the destruction of European Jewry.

1950s

The Arrest of Rosa Parks in 1955.  Jim Crow laws in Alabama were enforced by local law enforcement.

The Supreme Court ruled in Hernandez v. Texas, 347 U.S. 475 (1954) Mexican Americans and all other racial and national groups in the United States have equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The protection of the 14th Amendment covers any racial, national and ethnic groups of the United States for which discrimination can be proved.

The Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) Segregated schools in the states are unconstitutional because they violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court found that the separate but equal doctrine adopted in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) “has no place in the field of public education”.

The Supreme Court ruled in Browder v. Gayle, 142 F. Supp. 707 (M.D. Ala. 1956) Bus segregation is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.

The Supreme Court ruled in Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957) United States citizens abroad, even when associated with the military, cannot be deprived of the protections of the Constitution and cannot be made subject to military jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court ruled in Kent v. Dulles, 357 U.S. 116 (1958) The right to travel is a part of the “liberty” of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.

The Supreme Court ruled in Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957) The Constitution supersedes all treaties ratified by the Senate.

1960s

Montgomery County Alabama, Bus Boycott of 1960.  Sparked by Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.  The boycott lasted for 381 days.

The Greensboro Sit-In of 1960.  Four African American college students in Greensboro, North Carolina refuse to leave a Woolworth’s “whites only” lunch counter without being served. The Greensboro Four—Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil—were inspired by the nonviolent protest of Gandhi.

The Freedom Rides of 1961.  black and white activists, known as freedom riders, took bus trips through the American South to protest segregated bus terminals and attempted to use “whites-only” restrooms and lunch counters.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.  Approximately 250,000 people take part.  Martin Luther King gives his “I Have A Dream” speech as the closing address in front of the Lincoln Memorial, stating, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

The Selma to Montgomery March of 1965.  600 civil rights marchers walk to Selma, Alabama to Montgomery—the state’s capital—in protest of black voter suppression. Local police block and brutally attack them. After successfully fighting in court for their right to march, Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders lead two more marches.

The Supreme Court ruled in Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections, 383 U.S. 663 (1966) A state’s conditioning of the right to vote on the payment of a fee or tax violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Supreme Court ruled in Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 U.S. 339 (1960) Electoral district boundaries drawn only to disenfranchise blacks violate the Fifteenth Amendment.

The Supreme Court ruled in Garner v. Louisiana, 368 U.S. 157 (1961) Peaceful sit-in demonstrators protesting segregationist policies cannot be arrested under a state’s “disturbing the peace” laws.

The Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967) Laws that prohibit interracial marriage (anti-miscegenation laws) are unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) A Connecticut law that criminalizes the use of contraception by married couples is unconstitutional because all Americans have a constitutionally protected right to privacy.

The Supreme Court ruled in Katzenbach v. Morgan, 384 U.S. 641 (1966) Congress may enact laws stemming from Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment that increase the rights of citizens beyond what the judiciary has recognized.

The Supreme Court ruled in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969) Public school students have free speech rights under the First Amendment. Therefore, wearing armbands as a form of protest on public school grounds qualifies as protected symbolic speech.

The Supreme Court ruled in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) The mere advocacy of the use of force or of violation of the law is protected by the First Amendment. Only inciting others to take direct and immediate unlawful action is without constitutional protection.

The 1969 Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam drew an estimated 500,000 people.

1970s

The Supreme Court ruled in O’Connor v. Donaldson, 422 U.S. 563 (1975) The states cannot involuntarily commit individuals if they are not a danger to themselves or others and are capable of living by themselves or with the aid of responsible family members or friends.  But, determining if they are “a danger to themselves or others” is left up to the government.

The Supreme Court ruled in Addington v. Texas, 441 U.S. 418 (1979), a “clear and convincing” standard of proof is required by the Fourteenth Amendment in a civil proceeding brought under state law to commit an individual involuntarily for an indefinite period to a state mental hospital.  But, a “clear and convincing” proof remains in the hands of a judge to determine.

The Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973) To be obscene, a work must fail the Miller test, which determines if it has any “serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”

1980s

The Supreme Court ruled in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) Prosecutors may not use peremptory challenges to dismiss jurors based on their race.

The Supreme Court ruled in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co., 458 U.S. 886 (1982) Nonviolent boycotts and related activities to bring about political, social, and economic change are political speech which are entitled to the protection of the First Amendment.

The Supreme Court ruled in Engblom v. Carey, 677 F.2d 957 (2d Cir. 1982) Members of the National Guard qualify as “soldiers” under the Third Amendment. The Third Amendment is incorporated against the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. And the protection of the Third Amendment applies to anyone who, within their residence, has a legal expectation of privacy and a legal right to exclude others from entry into the premises. This case is notable for being the only case based on Third Amendment claims that has been decided by a federal appeals court.

1990s

The Supreme Court ruled in Vacco v. Quill, 521 U.S. 793 (1997) New York State’s prohibition on assisted suicide does not violate the Equal Protection Clause.

The Supreme Court ruled in Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston, 515 U.S. 557 (1995) Private citizens organizing a public demonstration have the right to exclude groups whose message they disagree with from participating.

The Supreme Court ruled in Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997) The President has no immunity that could require civil law litigation against him or her involving a dispute unrelated to the office of President to be stayed until the end of his or her term. Such a delay would deprive the parties to the suit of the right to a speedy trial that is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.

The Million Man March of 1995 organized around 500,000 people and marched on Washington DC, to rally for African American unity and to win politicians’ attention for urban and minority issues.  However, the antisemitic and racist Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was one of the leaders of it, tarnishing it’s creditably.  Some in the media claimed it was sexist for excluding women, but Rosa Parks was a headlining speaker.

2000s

The Supreme Court ruled in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000) Private organizations are allowed to choose their own membership and expel members based on their sexual orientation even if such discrimination would otherwise be prohibited by anti-discrimination legislation designed to protect minorities in public accommodations.

The Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and to use it for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense within the home.

The Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000) The recount of ballots in Florida during the 2000 presidential election violated the Equal Protection Clause because different standards of counting were used in the counties that were subjected to the recount.

The Supreme Court ruled in Medellín v. Texas, 552 U.S. 491 (2008) International treaties are not binding domestic law unless Congress enacts statutes implementing them or unless the treaties are self-executing. Also, decisions of the International Court of Justice are not binding domestic law, and without authority from Congress or the Constitution, the President lacks the power to enforce international treaties or decisions of the International Court of Justice.

Tea Party Rallies nation wide in 2009.

2010s

The Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010) The individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense is incorporated against the states through the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause or Privileges or Immunities Clause.

The Supreme Court ruled in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, 572 U.S. 291 (2014) A Michigan state constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action does not violate the Equal Protection Clause as it seeks to prevent the discrimination of any race in the name of diversity.

The Supreme Court ruled in Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. 443 (2011) The Westboro Baptist Church’s picketing of funerals cannot be liable for a tort of emotional distress.  Despite how disgusting they are, this goes to the heart of freedom of expression and protest.

The Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, 564 U.S. 786 (2011) Laws restricting the sale of violent video games to children without parental supervision violate the First Amendment.  A validation of parental rights.

The Supreme Court ruled in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, 588 U.S. ___ (2019) A war memorial Latin cross displayed on public land does not violate the Establishment Clause, because longstanding monuments should be afforded a presumption of constitutionality.

The Supreme Court ruled in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576 (2013) Naturally occurring DNA sequences, even when isolated from the body, cannot be patented, but artificially created DNA is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring.  Why not?  What is a “naturally occurring DNA sequence”?  Life?  Now apply to abortion…

Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC in 2010.

The March for Marriage in Washington DC in 2013.

The Armenian March for Justice in California, in 2015.

The Battle of Portland Oregon, 2018.  Socialist and Communist militant anti-freedom groups rally in Portland Oregon.  Counter protesters engage them attempting a civil discourse when the anti-freedom groups begin to assault the counter protesters.  Several people injured and arrested.  The news outlets favor the Socialist and Communist militant anti-freedom groups due to their political support and distort the reporting of the counter protest.

The Virginia Capital Gun Rights Rally, 2019.  The Virginian state government scheduled several gun control measures to be passed.  Various 2nd Amendment groups began organizing a rally on the capital grounds.  The Governor, fearful of the 2nd Amendment and those who exercise their freedom, declared a state of emergency prior to the rally.  Then, had sections of the capital gated off, denying the protesters right to bear arms in certain areas.  The protest drew thousands.  No violence and no arrests.  Later, Virginia passed the gun control measures despite the people’s petition of redress of grievances.

The March for Life, 2011, 2013, drew an estimated 400,000 (2011) and 650,000 (2013) attendees and marched in Washington DC, advocating for the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for babies and pre-born lives.

The 2018 First Amendment Demonstration Run, formerly Rolling Thunder Run to the Wall, is a motorcycle rally sponsored by the Rolling Thunder organization. The ride begins on Sunday at the Pentagon after a “blessing of the bikes” at the National Cathedral on Friday and associated events end on Monday.  Drew around 500,000 people.

2020

Santa Fe, NM, Gun Rights Rally, 2020.  Several hundred people attended a gun rights rally in Santa Fe, New Mexico to protest gun control measures being debated on the state floor.

Operation Gridlock Protests, 2020.  Around the country, liberty and freedom groups organized a protest in their vehicles, all piling into certain areas of the city to inconvenience the local state and city governments by causing traffic congestion and creating noise interference.  The reason was because of the overreaching local and state governments imposing orders that directly violated their freedom to assemble, and prohibited their freedom of religion.  Where the government, on its own authority, determined what is and is not essential.  And all those that were deemed “non-essential” were ordered to close their business, and remain indoors.  Their freedom of movement, their private businesses, their means of livelihood, their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness was suspended.

The Michigan Armed Protests in the Capital, 2020.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposed “stay at home” orders and armed activists stormed the Michigan House of Representatives at the state Capitol.  While citizens were voicing their disapproval in the halls, Michigan’s GOP-led House turned on Whitmer at the same time.  The protest shows the armed demonstrators chanting for access to the house floor.  According to WXYZ-TV (local news), lawmakers not only refused to extend the governor’s emergency declaration, but even voted to challenge Whitmer’s authority in a court of law.  Some lawmakers who owned bulletproof vests chose to wear them Thursday, they feared the people and complied to the People’s demands.  The President has previously voiced support for Michigan residents, calling for the “liberation” of several states in a series of tweets.

The Salon A La Mode of Dallas TX, 2020.  Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther made defied the city’s lockdown orders to keep her hair salon closed.   Luther opened the doors of her Dallas business, Salon A La Mode, last week and was immediately hit with a cease-and-desist letter by Dallas police, which she publicly ripped up. In the following days, she has continued to defy multiple temporary restraining orders and a $1,000 citation.  Luther told a crowd of Open Texas movement supporters that she expects to be arrested soon.  Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) referred to Luther as the #PatriotHairStylist in a supportive, three-part tweet on Wednesday. “This is not Texas. This is not America,”  her message for other small businesses: “We have to stand up. Now is the time to stand up. Because if we don’t take back our civil liberties right now, I don’t know when we ever can!”

 

Notes:

  1. Women’s March’s of 2017 and 2018; March For Woman’s Lives in 2004; are not listed due to the fact that they discriminated against conservative woman and support the abortion of female babies.  Their “rally” is a false rally of propaganda and hypocrisy which also supports the suppression of the rights of women they disagree with.
  2. March for Our Lives in 2018 is not listed due to the fact it advocates for the violation of 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
  3. The People’s Climate March in 2014; September 2019 Climate Strikes; are not listed due to the fact it is based on propaganda, unsettled debunked contradictory “science” and advocates for taking away freedom and limiting liberty.
  4. The August 8, Ku Klux Klan March is not listed due to the fact it advocates for the limitation and restrictions of freedoms and liberties for certain American’s based on race and ethnic origin.
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