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Post by kate520 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 am

Looks like HisMexcellence will be out and about at tomorrow’s rally with his camera. We have BOTG!
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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:19 am

There is a distinct possibility of this rally turning into a brawl. The Antifa people also plan on being there.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:07 am

Rain in DC today. Might help reduce turnout.


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Post by kate520 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:05 am

Portland PD seems to have it in for anti-fa, just as, I note, all cops did for Vietnam protestors. Or hippies, if you prefer.

I don’t expect that from this particular march, in this particular place. But we’ll see.





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Post by tencats » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:23 am

“Unite the Right 2” rally:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90216959/un ... nstrations
Organizer: The event was organized by Jason Kessler, who already had last year’s rally on his resume. Kessler initially wanted to return to Charlottesville, but the city denied his request, so he headed to the nation’s capital.

Event: The rally will start in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., and run from August 11 to 12. According to the rally’s website, the main demonstration is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Lafayette Square on the 12th.

Attendees: According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the rally’s confirmed speakers include neo-Nazi Patrick Little, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, South African survivalist Simon Roche, a guy from Patriot Prayer, the editor of the Revolutionary Conservative, Kessler’s reported attorney Corey Mahler, and “pro-white” town manager Tom Kawczynski.

Counter-protests: There are several counter-demonstrations planned. The National Park Service (NPS) has granted official permits to multiple counter-protests in Washington D.C.—reportedly before the Nazis got their permits.

More counter-protests: The Daily Beast reports that 18 anti-racist, anti-fascist, and feminist groups have organized a “DC United Against Hate” coalition, which will be counter-protesting throughout the weekend. According to ABC News, at least one group “plans to burn a Confederate flag in Lafayette Park.”

Shut it down: According to DCist, 22 different organizations, including Black Lives Matter Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter D.C., Maryland Antifa, the D.C. Antifascist Collective, and the Frederick Socialists have teamed up for an event called Shut It Down D.C., which will go on for the entire weekend.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90216959/un ... nstrations



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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 pm

From the WaPo article on him:

"Kessler didn’t seem destined for a career in uniting the right.
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Although he’d graduated from U-Va. in 2009 with a psychology degree, he struggled to find full-time employment. Kessler couldn’t get or keep a job for a long time “because of his social anxiety and he had trouble getting along with certain people,” Rebecca wrote in her Facebook post.

At one point, Kessler was rejected for a position at a local government agency that provides mental health services. He was upset he lost the job to a woman, explaining in a deposition for one of his lawsuits in June that, “I had been passed over due to protected characteristics.”

“He would write posts on Facebook about how women hated nice guys and asked why women wouldn’t give him a chance,” Rebecca wrote on Facebook. “Then he’d delete his Facebook for a few months, join again, delete it, and join.”



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Post by HisMexcellence » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:33 am

kate520 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 am
Looks like HisMexcellence will be out and about at tomorrow’s rally with his camera. We have BOTG!
Be safe, YourMexcellence!

ETAsk: Any other Fogbowzers planning to attend?
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:34 am


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Police have already blocked off the park in front of the White House ahead of today’s Unite the Right white supremacist rally in DC. I’ll be covering for @thedailybeast along with @KELLYWEILL and @scottheins.

10:29 AM - 12 Aug 2018


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 pm


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The Lafayette Square counterprotest, which will be the closest to Unite the Right, is already bristling with signs and protesters. Things expected to kick off here around 1 pm, with marchers at the other rally joint around 3:30. Lots of police barricades. pic.twitter.com/MJfrZcQExn

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Hundreds of anti-racist protesters gathering at DC’s Freedom Plaza right now. Amanda Trebach, who was among the crowd attacked by a neo-Nazi in Cville last year, says she and friends are here to help make the demonstration as large and safe as possible.


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Washington DC braces for white supremacist rally outside White House
Thousands of counter-protesters expected to outnumber those at ‘white civil rights’ rally on anniversary of violence in Charlottesville


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... CMP=twt_gu
It is not clear how many people will show up for “Unite the Right 2,” which bills itself as a “white civil rights” protest, but its official permit estimates the event will have 100 to 400 participants. The speakers listed on the permit include David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader; the former town manager of Jackman, Maine, who was fired for endorsing the idea that races should “voluntarily separate;” and a Holocaust denier who recently tried to run for Congress in California.

Jason Kessler, a white supremacist from Charlottesville who organized last year’s Unite the Right rally, and has organized the Washington rally, said list of speakers on his official permit was not accurate. “I’m not sure what’s going on,” he said.

Kessler lost some of his extremist allies last year after he tweeted that the killing of a counter-protester at the rally was “payback time”.

Before last year, when white supremacists staged violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, a wealthy university town, many white Americans did not take the threat of neo-Nazi groups seriously. Then hundreds of young men were filmed marching across a university campus with flaming torches and shouting “Jews will not replace us!”


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Post by Chilidog » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 pm

An email from Kessler to followers says they have a bus to take them to a Vienna, Virginia Metro station where they’ll take a train into the city. Per our prev. reporting, that’s likely a church bus volunteered by a northern VA pastor who supports them
hopefully the brakes are up to the usual church bus standards . . .



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Not many Kessler followers getting on the train.


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Post by Kendra » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:20 pm

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The poor things. Oh, and thanks for theses updates. Appreciated.



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Post by Volkonski » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Airbnb, Lyft, Uber allowing service to be denied to Unite the Right marchers

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unite-the- ... -marchers/
Each company issued statements this week that did not directly denounce Unite the Right marchers but made clear that providers can refuse service to anyone who makes them uncomfortable or violates guidelines against discrimination.

Lyft said it had made clear to drivers in the D.C. area that "their safety comes first."

"If they ever feel uncomfortable or disrespected by a passenger, they can cancel that ride," the ride-share company said in a statement to CBS News.

Uber sent a note to drivers this week emphasizing community guidelines about "respect, accountability, and common courtesy." It said the company may remove people from the platform for violating those rules.


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This is the grand total of the group going into DC with Kessler from VA. Not enough to even half fill a DC train car. A third are journalists, another third are cops. Honestly can’t be more than 20 white nationalists.


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Metropolitan Police Department just announced they will be giving everyone on this train an escort out. They also asked if anyone has any weapons to announce. #UnitetheRight2

1:50 PM - 12 Aug 2018
Kessler should be made to pay for all the police overtime. :madguy:


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm

A large area of heavy rain is about to hit DC.

https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast_loop.php

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