Rally organizer Shannon McDeez was among the first to speak to the crowds on Sunday.
“We want to start a national conversation about white supremacy,” McDeez said. “What we’re talking about is white supremacy — its institutionalization, its radicalization and the fact that its being empowered by a disgusting political shift in the United States.”
Members of the right-wing group Storm Alliance announced a series of rallies outside border crossing points and government buildings to protest what they call the destructive policies of Justin Trudeau’s government.
In turn, many pro-refugee organizations have announced their own gatherings to counter Storm Alliance’s message, which they say is hostile to immigrants and refugees.
Despite the cancellation of the “Free Speech Week,” which was allegedly going to star Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, and Steve Bannon, a bunch of social justice activists converged on Berkeley to protest anyhow. So YouTube personality Fleccas, real name Arthur Fletcher, arrived on the scene to learn firsthand what all those outraged activists were specifically protesting. By the end of the day, Fletcher came to the conclusion that a vast majority of them don’t really know and even fewer are able to defend their incoherent political positions.
Tens of thousand of demonstrators turned out on the streets of Paris on Saturday to join firebrand far-Left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the latest day of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reforms of the labour code.
You’re going to love the New America.
Protests in St. Louis turned violent as darkness set in Friday, with at least four cops assaulted and numerous demonstrators maced following the acquittal of a white officer in the shooting death of an African-American drug suspect.
Generic Portland Antifa riot.
Left-wing agitators descended upon Portland in response to a “Patriot Prayer” rally on Sunday. Antifa members reportedly launched smoke bombs and other projectiles at police officers, who arrested at least seven people, according to the Portland Police Department, which documented the violence on Twitter. At least two police officers were injured in the violence.
Just moments after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine illegal immigrants and three US citizens were arrested near Trump Tower in NYC for sitting in the road and blocking traffic.
Rally at Queen’s Park encourages Torontonians to fight against far-right groups and condemn white supremacy.
Maybe comparing Antifa to the soldiers who stormed D-Day was a bit off.
“We basically wanted them separated. I’m sorry to report that we did have some bottles thrown at our officers that did have urine in it. A couple of our officers were hit with that. They were hit with a lot of stuff today,” Evans said at the press conference. “And I’m very proud of the job they did. And it goes to the professionalism of this department.”
The city mayor had pleaded for counter-protesters to stay away, saying their presence would draw more attention to the far-right activists and could result in violence.
However, opponents of the right-wing took over the event, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism, in order to stand against what they thought could have turned into a platform for racist propaganda.
The city does not plan to issue protest permits, but the white nationalists and a group protesting in opposition have agreed to gather in separate locations to avoid conflict and violence, Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern said Friday.
Berkeley is laying the groundwork for a defense against criticism and legal battles; they want conflict between the protest groups, as long as it can be blamed on the Right – and the MSM will take care of that.
One man was arrested amid reports of a suspected acid attack during a “Day of Action” by Britain First in Wolverhampton on Saturday (12 August). Around 40 members of the far-right group clashed with United Against Fascism protesters outside the Wulfrun Centre in the heart of Wolverhampton’s City Centre.