Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Move Trump Get Out The Way" Protest Chant

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post documents the use of an adaptation of a 2002 Hip Hop song as an anti-Trump chant.

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"Move Trump/Get Out The Way"
Get out the way Trump/Get out the way"
*This unison chant is an adaptation of Ludacris's 2002 recording "Move B&tch"
That word is fully spelled out in this title/song.

In longer quotes the "Move Trump Get Out The Way" chant is written in italics.

Example #1:
From [with embedded video] November 10, 2016
"More than a thousand students took to the streets of San Francisco Thursday to take part in a citywide student walkout to protest President-elect Donald Trump, marking a second day of anti-Trump protests in the Bay Area, joining thousands across the nation expressing their disappointment and anger at the election results.

Students from at least 10 San Francisco Unified School District schools started their march in front of the city's iconic City Hall building and made their way on Market Street, ending on the Embarcadero, near Fisherman's Wharf, chanting, "Move Trump, get out the way," and "Not my future, not my president," a call that has taken over the country....

Similar protests were held by school students in Oakland, San Jose, Concord, Napa and other cities across the Bay Area.

Thursday’s protest came after two different #NotMyPresident marches took place in San Francisco Wednesday, both peaceful, and the second one involving women, LGBTQ and immigrant groups who marched from the Civic Center to the Castro and held a candlelight vigil, before ending in the Mission District."...

Example #2:
From #NoBanNoWall for tweets in opposition to Trump's January 28, 2017 Muslim ban.

One of the tweets on that page (Afreen ‏@afreen_nh, January 29, 2017) is of protesters chanting a clip of Ludacris' 2002 Hip Hop song "Move B&tch":
"And of course, only in the Bay Area can you find twists on iconic hip hop songs 😂 "MOVE TRUMP GET OUT THE WAY" #SFO #NoBanNoWall #MuslimBanshowed

ADDED February 5, 2017 [The previously embedded video is no longer available]

American Muslims anti trump protests in airport USA

Moh New, Published on Jan 31, 2017

"MOVE TRUMP, get out the way!"
Example #4:
From [with embedded video] Buzzfeed news 1:21 PM - 29 Jan 2017
" "Move Trump, get out the way, get out the way, Trump, get out the way"

— Protesters in DC with a rendition of the Ludacris classic

Example #5:
From St. Louisans among thousands protesting Trump’s immigration order nationwide January 29, 2017
"St. Louisans gathered throughout the region over the weekend to protest President Donald J. Trump's executive order barring citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

..."Attendees voiced opposition similar to the issues raised at Saturday’s event at Poelker Park.

Protesters chanted “No hate! No fear! Muslims are welcome here!” “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” and “Move Trump, get out the way, get out the way Trump, get out the way.”"

Example #6:
Dena TakruriVerified account ‏@Dena [January 29, 2017 PST]
"SFO protesters celebrate no more families detained. Band playing & ppl singing "MOVE Trump, get out the way!" #NoBanNoWall" [with embedded video]
SFO= San Francisco International Airport

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1 comment:

  1. Another chant from the spontaneous airport protests of United States' Muslim ban (January 28, 2017) "Let them in!"