While working on Chapter 2, which focuses on Resistance in the Streets, I realized there’s a real need for a Resistance Timeline. Here is my first attempt to map Resistance in the Streets since the inauguration. It includes the largest and most politically salient protests since the Inauguration of Donald Trump.
When we look specifically at the frequency and turnout of marches, this timeline indicates that the Resistance in the Streets is dying down. However, there are a number of questions that need to be answered to interpret it: Are Americans experiencing protest fatigue? Are they channeling their efforts into other types of Resistance? Or, have they given up the fight?
As I continue to write while collecting data on the many forms of American Resistance, it is my intention to answer these questions.