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PHOTOS: Another Dance Party Protest, This Time At Mitch McConnell’s House

PHOTOS: Another Dance Party Protest, This Time At Mitch McConnell’s House
All photographs by Evy Mages

A couple hundred dancing, twerking, and singing protestors gathered Monday night outside of Union Station and marched to the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. WERK for Peace, the same group that danced outside of the homes of Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump, organized the protest against the Republican health care bill before news of the Senate’s vote delay. “The Senate Majority Leader needs to know that we will not give him and his cronies a pass to blatantly attack our communities,” reads the group’s Facebook event. “The Senate’s version of repealing and replacing Obamacare will target the most vulnerable members of our communities.” The dance party protest featured a makeshift sound system featuring two large speakers blasting out of a car’s open trunk and tons of confetti—some of which they put in McConnell’s mailbox. Organization founder Firas Nasr invited McConnell to dance with him on the crowded, blocked-off street, but the Senator was nowhere to be seen.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs in the revamped fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.