#DontMuteDC Protests Intensify After Go-Go Music Silenced on Shaw Street Corner - NBC4 Washington

#DontMuteDC Protests Intensify After Go-Go Music Silenced on Shaw Street Corner

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    #DontMuteDC Protests Intensify After Go-Go Music Silenced on Shaw Street Corner
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    Protesters gather for a dance circle.

    Calls are increasing for a store in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood to bring back the Go-Go music it played for decades.

    The speakers outside the Metro PCS at the corner of 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW are usually blaring the sounds of Go-Go, a music genre born in D.C.

    But the store was forced to turn down the music recently after a neighbor reportedly made a complaint to the company.

    The change didn't go unnoticed. Thousands tweeted #DontMuteDC and urged for the music to come back.

    Shaw Store Ditches Beloved Go-Go Music After Noise Complaint

    [DC] Shaw Store Ditches Beloved Go-Go Music After Noise Complaint

    D.C. is the birthplace of Go-Go music and in one neighborhood an effort to silence the sounds is getting a lot of pushback. News 4's Derrick Ward went to Shaw to explain why people on social media are saying "Don't mute D.C."

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    On Tuesday, a massive rally of protesters shut down 14th and U streets. The area was filled with music during the peaceful demonstration and rapper Wale was also there.

    "It's something that we grew up with. It's a spirit here," one woman told News4's Derrick Ward on Monday.

    "It's different. I miss it," another man said.

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