Today in white nonsense, a “White Civil Rights Rally” is set to take place in Washington D.C. in mid-August — and there about to get met with a hearty dose of counter protests from Black Lives Matter activists.
According to Fox 5 DC, the August 12 rally is slated to be held at Lafayette Park near the White House. To add insult to injury, the date marks the one year anniversary of the violent, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a response to the absurdity that an application for permit to hold this event was even approved by the National Park Service, both members of Black Lives Matter D.C. and Shut It Down D.C. are taking action.
“We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington, D.C.,” Shut It Down D.C. wrote on their website. “This is for Heather Heyer, Corey Long, Deandre Harris, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, anti-semitism, islamophobia, white supremacy and state violence on August 10-12.”
Last years “Unite The Right” rally turned deadly when 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed after 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a crowd.
This year, rally organizer Jason Kessler is claiming that things will be different.
“This year we have a new purpose,” Kessler said of the White Civil Rights Rally. “That’s to talk about the civil rights abuse that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.”
Despite the alleged “civil rights abuse,” BLM activists are continuing to stand against both the fascist and racist agenda of the rally.
“We are stronger than they are, that they are resistant to change and to progress that Black Lives Matter has been doing over the last four years with black liberation and fighting racism and fascism,” said Makia Green of Black Lives Matter D.C. “So it’s important that we let D.C. and rest of the world know that we are not going to stand for the hate.”
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