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Protesters Decry Stephen Miller’s Border Policy By Twerking Outside His Home

A queer dance party raged outside White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s housing complex Wednesday night.

Activist group WERK for Peace organized a twerk-filled protest outside CityCenterDC for Miller’s work on the Trump administration’s immigration policy, DCist reported. The group launched the #WerkNotWalls campaign to call attention to the grim treatment of migrants and refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Miller is “the architect behind the Muslim Ban and the architect behind the response to the migrant and refugee caravan that is currently making its way to the U.S.-Mexico border,” Firas Nasr, the founding organizer, told DCist. “We wanted to shed light on him and on the Trump administration’s egregious response to the migrant and refugee caravan. What better way to do it than to bring a whole crowd of people dancing to Arabic music and Spanish music to him?”

The dance party protest began on the north side of the White House and moved toward Miller’s luxury complex, reportedly in a $1 million condo, according to the Washington Post.

Nasr was unsure if Miller would be home; during the last protest there in June, the president’s aide was traveling. According to The Hill, DCist confirmed he wasn’t there.

Nevertheless, protesters played drums and threw biodegradable confetti while chanting “Stephen Miller, what a villain, locking up immigrant children,” The Hill reported.

WERK for Peace was formed in 2016, in the wake of shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Since then, they’ve held similarly rowdy protests in Washington, D.C., outside the homes of Vice President Pence and White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher




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