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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:41 AM

Racists try to organize 'White Lives Matter' rallies around nation, but fall flat on their faces

Racists try to organize ‘White Lives Matter’ rallies around nation, but fall flat on their faces

Apr 12, 2021 4:28 pm Eastern Daylight Time 

by David Neiwert, Daily Kos Staff



"Well that was pitiful," wrote a would-be participant in a racist “White Lives Matter” protest in Norfolk, Virginia, in a nearly-empty Telegram channel devoted to the event. Among her fellow far-right ideologues, it was a common sentiment.

The events, planned at over a dozen locales around the country this past weekend, were intended as a kind of rallying point for white nationalist and far-right groups of varying stripes, but instead turned out to be almost a complete bust, with only tiny handfuls of marchers showing up in most locations. The largest turnout was in Huntington Beach, California, where several dozen “pro-white” marchers were met by several hundred counterprotesters.

Indeed, the weekend’s events turned out mainly to be large draws for antifascists and Black Lives Matter protesters and their supporters. At one of the events—in Raleigh, North Carolina—the small crowd of counterprotesters who turned out encountered no one else at the park where the event had been planned. So they wound up marching around the city’s downtown behind a large white sign reading: “WE ACCEPT YOUR SURRENDER.”

White Lives Matter was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017, described as “a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement,” though since its early origins it has morphed more into a movement built around slogans and propaganda than an actual organization.


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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:24 AM

1. I was watching Bill Maher and he showed the one in Huntingdon Beach, CA.

That is the land of "Karens". I wouldn't live there if you paid me.

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