Kayak protest hits Trump golf course (video)


A group of protesters set out to display their opinions during the Senior PGA Championship at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. on Sunday. Going beyond the usual tactics of walking the streets while waving signs and shouting obscenities, the protesters on Sunday decided to make a splash, literally.   Protesters showed up to the waterfront golf course in kayaks (see video below).

The Senior PGA Championship began on Thursday and is the first major golf tournament held at one of the Trump family’s courses since the president’s inauguration.

The group leading the protest is called Indivisible Winchester. The group says: “We are a peaceful, non-partisan group dedicated to promoting participation in government to support the ideals and values that have always made America great.”

A Twitter Post asks followers to “Join us by land or sea!” on May 28, 2017. The link on the post leads to a document saying participants will be “lining the streets, out on the water, and talking to the media – telling all who will listen: Donald Trump does not represent us, our families or our values.”

Planning to “amass on the open water directly in front of the club starting at noon” from the Potomac River at holes #10, 11, 13, 14, 17, and 18, the protesters practiced their skills, posting a video of their kayaking-while-protesting prowess.

Noah Weiland, a participant, spent Sunday morning keeping followers apprised to the progress of the kayaking protesters in a series of Tweets.


In what might indicate an end to the protest, Weiland’s latest Tweet says, “A police boat has now asked the kayaks to turn back and head in the direction they came from.”

Protesters participated in either the “ARMY – Land Protest” or the “NAVY – Water Protest” during the well organized event.

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