Welcome to the Social Media Age of Public Protest in Washington

From a Capital City column on politico.com by Michael Schaffer headlined “The Social-Mediafication of Protesting”:

The protesters showed up at the Russian Embassy right after sunset last Wednesday, determined to make a splash. They’d borrowed lighting equipment, secured access to a nearby roof, and — of course — opened a livestream to chronicle the spectacle. At around 8:15, it was showtime: A Ukrainian flag, along with a phalanx of blue and yellow spotlights, projected against the chancery’s stark white facade.