Moechella Event at Emancipation Monument Friday

Event Calls for Removal of Statue

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The Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park.

A special edition of Moechella has been organized in Lincoln Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 3 to demand that the statue be removed.

The event was announced in Instagram posts by @longlivegogo, the account run by producers of Moechella, which drew thousands to protest in response to the reported silencing of go-go music at the MetroPCS in Shaw.

It is one of two events slated to take place around the Emancipation Monument Friday.

Activist and artist Justin “Yaddya” Johnson founded social-media movement Long Live GoGo prior to the #DontMuteDC movement. According to social media posts, protesters will wear all-black and demand the statue be removed. “This statue demeans our people and needs to be removed,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.

It is the second Friday of protests at the site. Last Friday, June 26, a protest, a discussion and a teach-in were all simultaneously held near the Emancipation Monument.

This Friday, in addition to the Moechella rally, an event organized by historians and reenactors and billed as a “family-friendly conversations about the history of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is also planned at the site.