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February 26

DC Antifa Takes on Neo-Fascist CPAC After-Party organized by Mike Cernovich

The Conservative Political Action Conference had its share of neo-Fascist personalities and groups (we’re looking at you, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen), but they really tried to make it their night on Saturday – then the antifa they attempted to avoid changed that.

It was an after party of sorts for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which ended their 2018 outing just hours before, but the party at the City Club downtown that was organized by neo-fascists and was attended by figures such as Jared Taylor and Milo Yiannoupoulos, was crashed by antifa who sparred verbally with attendees outside the venue.

The so-called “Night for Freedom”, the latest in a series of such events, was organized by neo-fascist conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who is best known for promoting the debunked “Pizzagate” conspiracy, which alleged that a child sex ring was being operated in the basement a Washington, DC area pizza parlor, which incidentally does not have a basement, as well as the notion that date rape does not exist. It was a pricey affair costing about a third of the cost many of the attendees would have paid to attend CPAC, and as is often the case with neo-fascist events there was an attempt to conceal the location to avoid antifa opposition. Antifa however did managed to meet the neo-fascists at the City Club where the event was actually held.

For several hours, insults and chants were thrown back and forth at each other but no physical confrontations took place, except reportedly for one small scuffle with police, and no arrests were made. American Renaissance publisher Jared Taylor, who is currently suing Twitter for banning his account, entered as the protest was taking place with no issue. Many of the event attendees remained inside, but some did choose to come outside to engage, many of the men choosing to objectify the women counter-protesters, and some, most notably neo-Fascist activist Laura Loomer who was recording the protest, declared to be Jewish and therefore could not be Nazis, which was met with a response of not only the history of Jews who have worked with Nazis during WWII, but also the fact that some who have claimed Jewish decent, as well as persons of color have indeed been involved in today’s neo-Fascist circles.

Others that were outside included conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec, and John Goldman, aka “Jack Murphy”, the charter school employee who’s job is in peril because of his activities with neo-fascists. Others that came out were Ivan Throne, who the Southern Poverty Law Center notes is a misogynist who poses online as a warrior named “Dark Triad Man” and spoke at Turning Point USA’s Mountain West Regional Conference in Denver in March 2017.

Also there was Mike Coudrey, aka “Mike Tokes”, who once fancied himself a rapper, but went on to be a co-founder of an organization called New Right and was arrested last July in Las Vegas, NV for allegedly passing bad checks to casinos, and RC Maxwell, who co-founded along with Rev. C.L. Bryant, American Voice PAC, and gained some bit of notoriety when he was punched in the face and then accidentally pepper sprayed by a fellow Trump supporter who mistaken him for a counterprotester during an anti-immigration rally in Laguna Beach, California that he organized, an event he said the two chose to organize instead of traveling with White Supremacist troll Tim Gionet, aka, Baked Alaska to the neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA last August that ended in tragedy when one attendee allegedly struck and killed a counterprotester.

The protest ended with a projection just above the entrance way of the building of messages calling for an end to white Ssupremacy and misogyny. Ivan Throne has reportedly planned to hold an informal meet and greet at the nearby Trump Hotel later this afternoon.

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