Filed under: Action, Anarchist Movement, Anti-fascist, Anti-Patriarchy
Submitted to It’s Going Down
Seattle – Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of Washington at J20. The exact numbers in line to attend were difficult to estimate but may have been 500 or more, many of whom were outright neo-nazis.
With a massive march in downtown which included an anarchist breakaway, perhaps only 30 antifa were on hand at the beginning to attempt to disrupt the event.
At approximately 6:00 pm, blocked up antifa formed a wall in front of the police barricade in front of the event. Over the next couple of hours, police attempted to force antifa away from the barricades, while attendees pushed to get in. Each time event security attempted to open up a different entrance, Antifa managed to force their way to the new entrance. While some reinforcements areivrd after the anarchist breakaway downtown were broken up, masked up antifa never numbered more than about 50, with additional unmasked liberal and student activist protestors at the edges of event.
The small number of Antifa held the line for well over two hours and prevented all but a few dozen attendees from entering Kane Hall, where the event was taking place. The vast majority of those in line, numbering well into the hundreds, were still outside when police announced they would not let any more people inside.
At perhaps 8:20 hundreds of marchers from downtown Seattle arrived at the university, filling the square with supporters of Antifa.
Tragically, a comrade was shot during the later stages of the event. They remains in critical condition in the hospital. The shooter is still unknown but believed to be a Trump supporter.Tags: #DisruptJ20 #J20 #ResistJ20, #ShutDownMIlo