Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rallies around US against white supremacists via; Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Police state: state police guard racist Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia (AP).

Listen up, hippie white people: we are a racist country for Hitler and Trump (AP)

NEW YORK - Demonstrators decrying hatred and racism planned to converge Sunday in front of President Donald Trump's New York home and elsewhere around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia.

Demonstrators listen during a "Peace and Sanity" rally Sunday Aug. 13, 2017, in Brooklyn NY, during a rally countering white supremacy and the violence it has been causing in Va.
Protesters listen during a "Peace and Sanity" rally Sunday Aug. 13, 2017, in NY, as speakers address white supremacy violence in Charlottesville, Va., yesterday.

Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally
(August 13, 2017) The planned gatherings spanned from a march to Trump Tower in New York to a candlelight vigil in Florida to a rally in a public square in Cleveland.

Some focused on showing support for the people white supremacists are attacking. Other demonstrations were pushing for the removal of Confederate monuments -- the issue that initially prompted white [neo-Nazi] nationalists to gather in anger this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Still other gatherings aimed to denounce fascism and a presidential administration that organizers feel has let white supremacists feel empowered.
"People need to wake up, recognize that, and resist it as fearlessly as it needs to be done," said Carl Dix, a leader of the Refuse Fascism group organizing demonstrations in New York, San Francisco, and other cities.

"This can't be allowed to fester and to grow because we've seen what happened in the past [during the rise of Adolf Hitler] when that was allowed.

"It has to be confronted," said Dix, a New Yorker who spoke by phone from Charlottesville Sunday afternoon. He'd gone there to witness and deplore the white nationalist rally on a Saturday that spiraled into bloodshed.

Meanwhile, dozens of people carrying signs with such messages as "White Supremacy is [Christian] Terrorism" and "Another Suburban Mom Against White Supremacy" were rallying in Greenville, South Carolina, video footage from The Greenville News showed. More

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