Hundreds of people protested outside the White House on Thursday evening as President Trump gave his remarks, accepting the Republican Party’s nomination at the Republican National Convention.
Many of the protesters gathered on Black Lives Matter Plaza, located on a street across from the White House, and chanted and danced to the music to make noise. According to reporters at the South Lawn, the sounds of sirens could be heard as Trump spoke before a crowd, while the sounds of music blasting from speakers, drums and airhorns could be heard outside the White House as protesters sought to audibly disrupt the convention’s speeches.
“We’ve gotta make some noise,” a DJ playing the music said, according to the Washington Post. “We’ve gotta drown him out.”
Thursday’s RNC featured a combination of pretaped and live speeches, with Trump accepting the nomination after a speech from daughter Ivanka before a large crowd on the South Lawn.
Watch clips from the protests below:
Baby Trump is here jamming to the GoGo near the White House #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/glxm65qLk8
— Jane Recker (@janerecker) August 28, 2020
And here’s the scene as I’m listening in my other ear to President Trump walking to the mics pic.twitter.com/2QLnVVVvn7
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) August 28, 2020
This is the street party/protest that is on the back part of the @WhiteHouse at 15th and Constitution – lotta loudspeakers & a live band jamming out of this bus pic.twitter.com/r3cR3hN6Iz
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) August 28, 2020