Counter-protesters shout down nazism and fascism, support #BlackLivesMatter and rights for all people of color.
The so-called “White Lives Matter” protest scheduled for yesterday in Fargo, N.D., was a total bust, but about 200 counter-protesters showed up strong. I was proud to be one of them.
Thank you to the organizers, OneFargo ND-Stand for Change and Black Lives Matter – Fargo/Moorhead, and the couple of hundred people who showed up to demonstrate clearly that we won’t stand for nazism or fascism here.
“No hate, no KKK, no fascism in the USA!” was a common chant during the protest and march.
A few white fascist hangers-on heard the chant as they kept their distance from our group of peaceful counter-protesters, taking photos and videos, presumably in an attempt to intimidate. Which totally failed. Counter-protestors demonstrated clearly and loudly what our community’s priorities are (or, at least, what they need to be), completely unabashed.
Yes, I am Antifa (anti-fascism), and damn proud of it. Isn’t everyone? In my judgement, one cannot claim to be an American patriot if they’re not Antifa.
Which is why I carried my USA flag proudly throughout the protest and march, as I have in many protests and marches. It’s part of my long-running effort to take our national symbol back from the right and the white –
Organizers asked counter-protesters and other community members to attend the April 19, 2021, Fargo City Commission meeting in support of people of color and their rights in our community. The group will meet in the Fargo City Hall parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and enter the City Commission chambers en masse.
I hope to see you there.