It always seems to happen - social activists are slobs

A curious phenomenon - I went to the Donald Trump rally in Lynden, WA a few weeks ago. Over 6,000 people waiting in line for a couple hours to clear security and get into the venue. Litter on the streets? None. Trash cans had been provided and these were full of scraps of junk, water bottles, etc.

Now this - from The Bellingham Herald:

About a ton of debris left after climate protest near Anacortes
Authorities say about a ton of debris was left on the ground after weekend environmental protest in northwest Washington.

The anti-oil protesters told KING-TV they were forced to leave the area and didn’t have time to grab all their belongings before being arrested. Local authorities say the debris they took to the dump included camping equipment left by people who slept on railroad tracks near Anacortes.

Protesters staged multiple demonstrations against fossil fuels over the weekend. But some in the local community say the trash they left along the BNSF railroad tracks presents a mixed message.

On Sunday morning, May 16, police gave about 150 activists a warning to leave or face arrest. Some grabbed their belongings and left but others continued with their civil disobedience and more than 50 were arrested.

The Skagit County Public Works department hauled away 2,300 pounds of debris.

Here is a drone shot from showing the stuff strewn around the activists:


And for more stories about both liberal and conservative demonstrations and the quantity of trash left behind, check out these posts:

Litterbug Climate Marchers Leave Behind Piles of Trash
Compare Garbage After Tea Party Vs. Obama Inauguration
Critics Slam Climate Change Protesters for Leaving Trash at NYC March
A Tale Of Two Rallies, Conservative VS Liberal Who Trashed The Mall And The Country
People's Climate March Leaves Trail Of Trash
Far Left Climate Activists Leave Mounds of Trash For Cities to Deal With
Climate Change Protesters Trash Memorial To ISIS Paris Massacre

I got these links from a simple Google search - the Anacortes dump site is not a unique incident - crap like this happens at all liberal/progressive demonstrations. It does not happen at conservative demonstrations. And who do you want running your nation?

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