Indian-American politician threatened for calling anti-Trump march

Kshama Sawant has been receiving threats after she appealed her supporters to publicly protest against the inauguration of Trump as the 45th US president.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:November 18, 2016 12:47 pm
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An Indian-American woman politician in the US has received hundreds of angry emails and phone calls, some telling her to “go back to India”, after she called for a nation-wide protest against President-elect Donald Trump. Kshama Sawant, a Seattle Councilwoman is one of the few socialist office holders in the US, has been receiving “vicious threats and racist comments” after she appealed her supporters to publicly protest against the inauguration of Trump as the 45th president of the US in January, media reports said.

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“Join me, I appeal to you,… Let’s have a massive protest and tell America we do not accept a racist agenda and let’s make sure that on Inauguration Day, on the 20th and 21st of January, let’s do a nationwide shutdown and occupy inauguration,” Sawant said at a post-election press conference at Seattle City Hall on November 9.

The video of her press conference has gone viral on the social media. As a result, her office has been receiving all kinds of threatening messages.

“I will come and tattoo a swastika on your head and on that bitch’s head,” a (Sawant) staffer was told on phone, Council spokesperson Dana Robinson Slote told Q13 News in an email.

“Go back to India bitch,” another email read.

“I am tired of being shamed because I’m a white male. You automatically think I’m a racist. How about you go the (expletive) back to India or wherever you came from?” another email said.

“Ever stop to think we see (Obama) as a racist? But we carried on and lived to fight another day. Stop being such a cry baby bitch and go hang yourself.”

In 2013, Sawant made history to become the first socialist elected in Seattle in 100 years by winning a City Council seat.

Post general election, she has called her movement as “Build the resistance against Trump.”

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    Dinesh
    Nov 18, 2016 at 9:17 am
    America belongs to Red Indians so the rest of People in America are Immigrants kick all this Immigrants out and let Red Indians get there Country back
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    Pmp
    Nov 18, 2016 at 10:07 am
    US is not India where personal freedom is stretched to ludicrous stage.hence the reaction to the March.the socialist must be descendant of a Neta / babu from India with ill gotten wealth migrated to greener pastures,who is trying to spread the evil of socialism.
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    kenny allen
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    dvs
    Nov 18, 2016 at 9:58 am
    India should not accept these leftist cartoons from USA as they create ruckus then trying to contribute .Trump is already President elect now don't do drama as you are doing in India against Modi.Accept the fact and don't creat panic.Though white are not original inhabitants of USA but still they form majority and you have to respect their views if you want your views to be heard and don't play victim card.Every country has right to do whatever is good for them including curbing immigration.Don't be smug like Muslims who want every liberty when minority which they are not ready to reciprocate when majority.Be a honest hardworking Hindu and not a smug Hillary supporter while in USA and accept the fact.
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    Teekhai
    Nov 18, 2016 at 8:29 am
    what is wrong in they saying " go back to india " if you agitate against their democratically elected president and instigate people to violence. After all, are we not doing the same in India?
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    Franky
    Nov 18, 2016 at 8:13 am
    This stupid people when given a chance they think that they can do anything. She should be given 1000 lashes like in the Gulf on her face and all parts of her body where ever it is scratching so that she become silent.
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    ss
    Nov 18, 2016 at 7:50 am
    Those high cl successful people enjoying in US and crying rakism , can you claim India is less rakist . India is worlds most rakist country!!!
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    H.S.N
    Nov 18, 2016 at 10:14 am
    I feel she has no right to challenge a democratically elected person ,however much she may be dislike his policies . If she persists ,it shows that she has no faith in democracy and should leave that country.
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