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Dec 9, 20

#AllOut to #DefendDC: December 11th – 13th at Black Lives Matter Plaza

Call for a broad anti-racist and antifascist mobilization in Washington DC this weekend against the Proud Boys and other far-Right street gangs.

On Saturday, November 14th, thousands of Trump supporters, Proud Boys, militia members, and white nationalists converged on Washington DC for the “Millions for MAGA” rally. In an effort not to leave those on the street doing day to day organizing behind, a coalition of anti-racist and anti-fascist groups called for a counter-demonstration. That night, after the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio posted, “DC Antifa Ends Tonight”, hundreds of drunken Proud Boys took to the streets, looking for opponents to attack. They soon found some, as heavily armed Proud Boys flooded into Black Lives Matter Plaza, destroying community artwork and memorials and starting fights with locals. This violence led to several stabbings and assaults by the Proud Boys, who also destroyed signs on private property proclaiming that Black Lives Matter.

Media has attempted to present these clashes as the result of “both sides” being violent, while failing to report the multiple stabbings and assaults which left two people in critical condition and many injured. Moreover, for months police have brutally attacked protests for racial justice under the guise of protecting “life and property,” yet when the far-right carries out violence and property destruction, the media and police seem to deem it acceptable.

The Proud Boys are directly connected with both white nationalist groups and the Trump campaign. The Proud Boys played a key role in the deadly Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville and have been linked to neo-Nazi terror organizations. During the presidential debates, Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” This message was seen emblazoned on the shirts of rioting Proud Boys on the night of the 14th. One thing is clear: the Proud Boys believe that Trump has given them a green light to engage in violence against his enemies.

With Biden’s electoral victory seemingly solidified, many feel the struggle against fascism is over. Yet it is clear that Trump will continue to build a fascist movement around him – with groups like the Proud Boys as his frontline soldiers. The need to build a robust and broad anti-fascist movement is now more urgent than ever.

From December 11th – 13th, join us in Washington DC to defend BLM plaza and the streets of DC from far-right groups like the Proud Boys and stop continued violence from taking place.

#AllOut Against Fascism in DC

Outside of DC: If you come to D.C. please get a Covid test in advance of coming to DC. If you feel sick at all, stay home.

Mobilize with DC: Come out to Black Lives Matter Plaza, we intend on making this the safest space in the city for DC residents. Come out all day and night to make sure Proud Boys and other neo-fascists cannot go unopposed.

Endorsed by:

Black Lives Matter DC

All Out DC

Autonomous Liberation Collective NYC

Baltimore Liberation Front

DC Youth Liberation

Femme Anarcho Abolitionist Network

Front Fairfax Smash The Fash

Frederick Socialists

Generation Ratify

Liberty Union Party of Vermont

The Live Movement

Maryland Youth Liberation Front

Occupy DC

One People’s Project

Our Revolution DC

The Palm Collective

RichmondStrike

ShutDownDC

Showing Up For Racial Justice DC

They/Them Collective

United Against Racism and Fascism-NYC

Wake Up 301

Defend BLM Plaza All Day: Music and Live DJ December 11th – 13th, 2PM – 7PM

Dance Party: December 11th – 12th / BLM Plaza 8PM – 12 AM

 

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