T-Mobile CEO Responds To D.C. Gentrification/#DontMuteDC Movement, “Music Should NOT Stop In D.C.”

Posted April 10, 2019

The DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) has become one of the most gentrified areas in the region according to public records and census data.

The ongoing changes and tension associated with it reached a breaking point this week with the latest attempt to push local residents out of their own city.

Since 1995, store owner Donald Campbell has blasted and sold go-go CD’s from the corner of his Metro PCS storefront on the corner of 7th Street and Florida Ave., NW in D.C.

That was until a few days ago when Campbell revealed that he received a call from T-Mobile that informed him that they had reportedly received complaints and a threat to sue from a neighbor in a nearby luxury apartment over the music being played outside. Campbell was forced to move his speakers inside the store and lower the music, for the first time in over 25 years.

Meanwhile, neighboring bars, clubs, and other stores are still allowed to play their music aloud reportedly. Well on On Monday evening, after the news spread that Metro PCS store was forced to turn off its go-go music, protesters gathered to rally around the theme #DontMuteDC.

The protests continued Tuesday evening as local go-go bands, artists and local radio stations gathered on U Street, just blocks away from the Metro PCS store and began a live outdoor go-go session. The peaceful protest drew in hundreds of spectators and residents and was streamed live across multiple platforms.

Well on Wednesday, T-Mobile CEO, John Legere himself has spoken out on the matter and assured that the music will not stop and gentrification will NOT push the culture from D.C. Get into his statement below.

As of Wednesday, the music was back on!

 

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