Anti-Trump Protesters Storm Building Where Transition Team Meeting

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 17, 2016 Updated: November 17, 2016

A group of protesters stormed the Washington, D.C., building where President-elect Trump’s transition team is meeting.

Many of them demanded that his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, resign or be sacked. He was the chief executive of Breitbart News, a right wing-leaning website which has been accused of promoting racist and sexist views.

The transition team is meeting in the General Services Administration. The protesters, who were in the lobby, chanted, “fire Bannon” and “Jewish resistance,” according to Twitter users.

According to Time magazine, the group IfNotNow took part in organizing the protests inside the GSA building.

“It is unconscionable that any Jewish American organization would give the benefit of the doubt to a white supremacist movement,” said Jenna Bluestein, one of the protest’s organizers, as reported by DCist.

IfNotNow wrote on Twitter that the group appeared to be victim of a cyberattack.

“We’re still figuring out the details, but it appears we were victims of a #DDoS attack. #JewishResistance,” it wrote on Twitter.