Page Six is reporting that protesters are hoping to recruit Prophets of Rage, the new Rage Against The Machine supergroup featuring Chuck D (Public Enemy) and B-Real (Cypress Hill), to perform as part of the protests of the Republican National Convention in July, where Donald Trump will officially be unveiled as the Republican party’s nominee for President of the United States.
John Penley, a Vietnam War vet who was once described as New York’s cuddliest anarchist, discussed the efforts with Page Six.
“We’re trying to do it the right way, getting permits. We don’t want violence.”
Penley, a stalwart in the Occupy Wall Street movement, was arrested four years ago in Charlotte, NC, for crossing a police line. A judge found him not guilty. Penley thinks there will be bigger and noisier protests in Philadelphia for the Democratic convention.
“So many people are coming to Philadelphia, they’re going to shut the city down,” Penley said. “Only the radicals are going to Cleveland. The liberals are going to Philadelphia.”