Why is everyone in front of the Rancho Bravo on Capitol Hill?  Because its a constitutional criss.
Why is everyone in front of the Rancho Bravo on Capitol Hill? Because we're in a constitutional crisis. Lester Black

What happens when our president fires the attorney general and installs a puppet at the head of the Department of Justice? Thousands of people turn out to Cal Anderson Park at the top of Capitol Hill to protest. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal showed up. So did Gov. Jay Inslee.

I went out The Stranger's front door to find out what made all of these people ditch the bar and hit the protest line on a Thursday night.

Jeannie aint happy about this shit.
Jeannie ain't happy about this shit. Lester Black

"I am extremely concerned about the state of our democracy and that an independent investigation is under attack." –Jeannie

Nancy and Julie look happy in this photo but theyre angry about our countrys constitutional crisis.
Nancy and Julie look happy in this photo but they're angry about Trump. Lester Black

"We are not going to stand for the shenanigans that are going on in our government. It’s a democracy not an autocracy and we just had a change in the House so I am sure he is going to grab all of the straws that he can to keep control. But the vote said no, we are going to check and balance you." -Julie

Even the kiddos aint down with kleptocracy.
Rebecca and Baer showing us that even the kiddos ain't down with kleptocracy. Lester Black

"It’s hard, especially having a kid. We thought he was going to get to see the first woman president and instead we have had this and it’s kind of like a living hell. We’re here to have our voices heard and to make sure he doesn’t think that people don’t care." –Rebecca

Charles is ready at a text messages notice.
Charles is ready at a text message's notice. Lester Black

"I had signed up for this months and months ago. If there was something catastrophic that happened to threaten the Mueller investigation we were going to be warned to turn out in the streets and raise a ruckus about it, that we weren’t going to stand for it." –Charles Anstett

This chicken was chickenshit when it came to giving us quotes.
This chicken was chickenshit when it came to giving us quotes. Lester Black

LB: Can I interview you?
Chicken: No.
LB: Really? I don't need your full name.
Chicken: No.
LB: What? You're wearing a mask, I don't need your full name, and you're wearing Dan Savage's ITMFA pin but you won't give The Stranger a quote?
Chicken: No.
LB: Can I take your photo?
Chicken: Sure.

Pramila Jayapal holding it down.
Pramila Jayapal holding it down. Lester Black

Jayapal knows how to fire a crowd up.
Jayapal knows how to fire a crowd up. Lester Black