This started with
The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are encouraged to attend planned anti-Trump protests instead of going to work.
The resolution—drafted by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party—instructs supervisors of city government departments to remind their workers that they are entitled to take two days of unpaid leave for "days of faith and conscience," and that attending Monday's protests is a legitimate use of this leave.
and continues with
"If we truly want to build a summer of resistance against Trump and the
billionaire class," Sawant said in a Tuesday interview on King5, an NBC
affiliate, "then we will need disruptive action like shutting down
airports, and shutting down highways."
I imagine a lot of businesses were just bloody thrilled to hear someone on the city council calling for this.
The mayor tried to play both sides, voting for this but saying "We need to keep our freeways and our on and off ramps...the state, of course, needs to keep our on and off ramps open." No condemnation of the call, just this. And am I alone in thinking this is a slimy politician saying "I hope state authorities keep the roads open, so the city police don't have to" ?