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Mitch McConnell gets home demo in wake of Colorado Springs shooting

On the 22nd of November, protesters again showed up at the home of Mitch McConnell. This time they were there to demand accountability for GOP promotion of anti-LGBTQ hate in the wake of the armed attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs. Protest chants included "DC Don't like Fascists," "2,4,6,8 fascist hate won't make us straight 5,6,7,8 end the anti-trans hate" and many more.

Video clip by Our Rights DC 7 seconds

Street chalk left by protesters at Mitch McConnell's house (Our Rights DC photo)

Virginia Governor Proposes "Natives Are Immigrants" and Columbus Was a Good Businessman

Virginia Governor Youngkin just proposed new history standards for all Virginia students. He released them over the weekend and the first hearings are this Thursday, to try to force them through quickly. He proposes to teach Virginia children a lot of falsehoods about Natives and very little mention of Asian, Latinos, or Pacific Islanders. His new standards include genocide denial and that Natives are "immigrants."

Virginia Students Oppose Giving Youngkin an Honorary Degree Because of His Bigotry

Orlando defends after Drag Queen Story Hour cancelled over threats from Nazis

In the week leading up to Oct 29, five different neo-Nazi groups including the Proud Boys, Patriot Front, National Socialist Movement and two more announced they would assault a Drag Queen Story Hour at the Center in Orlando. Not wanting to bring children into a battlefield, the story hour organizers cancelled but Nazis vowed to show up anyway. On the day of,most were no-show in the face of a powerful community defense

Video: Seven religious nuts show up, Proud Boys, NSM, et all chump out as community defends 1 min 51 sec

THIS is what any Proud Boys scouts passing the Center saw!

1776/Convoy MAGAts attempting to take over ten-four DC trucker rally

Once a year, the "ten-four DC" trucker rally sets up on the Mall, polishing and showing off their semis and talking to the public about trucking industry issues and concerns. This year they have a problem: the far-right/antivax/1776 movement convoy MAGAts are trying to take it over.

Video: Ten-Four DC on the mall, confirmed 1776'er present 1 min

This truck w anti-vax slogans was also in DC during a March 25 "convoy" run through the city

Cops aggressively defend counterprotest against J6 "solidarity" rally

On the 24th of September, J6 insurgents and their supporters returned to DC for the 2nd September in a row. There may have been as few as 80 of them. Two large groups of Proud Boys were spotted outside the city but may have flaked out or othewise not made it in. Cops aggressively fended off and attempted to kettle counterprotesters.

Video: police aggressively defend embarassingly small pro-J6 rally from counterprotesters 1 min 22 sec

Photo by Sadie

Seminole County, FL GOP headquarters trashed

On the morning of August 29, Seminole County GOP fascists found their headquarters tagged with “Eat Shit Fascists.” In addition the locks were glued, forcing the GOP MAGAts to break into their own office by the back door.

Patriot Front Posters pulled down, burned in Lakeland, FL

Some time before August 23, Patriot Front polluted downtown Lakeland, FL with their usual racist and fascist posters. They didn’t last long. Anti-Fascists activists tore down and burned what was still visible on Aug 23, but the City of Lakeland’s graffiti removal teams and/or local citizens had already taken care of much of the problem. The remnants found on Aug 23 were turned into Patriot Front fondue with fire and a steel pot.

Video: pulling down Patriot Front's trash and burning it 1 min 36 sec

Protesters disrupt DeSantis "Education Tour" event as Proud Boys glower outside

On the 21st of August, Florida's religious extremist governor Ron DaSantis held a campaign rally at of all places Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403. The rally was for his far-right agenda in the schools and school board candidates he supports. Two protesters managed to get inside and disrupt the event while Proud Boys tried and failed stop more protests from being held outside.

Video including disruption of DeSantis speech, protests and counterprotests outside 2 min 9 sec

The protest against DeSantis (Photo by Jonathan DeCamps)

Protesters disrupt Trump's first post-J6 "America First" DC rally

On the 26th of July, Donald Trump returned to DC for the first time since he fled Biden's Inaugural on Jan 20, 2021. He was the keynote speaker at an indoor "America First" rally at the Marriott Marquis near the Convention Center. Protesters dropped an "Indict Trump" banner inside and chants of "No Trump, no KKK no Fascist USA" resonated from the walls.

Video: Protesters both inside and out disrupt the "America First" fash event 1 min 59 sec

"Greenshirt" goons

Antifascists Take Down and Destroy Proud Boys Banners in Florida on I-4

Action report from antifascists in Florida: On July 24th, antifascists spotted a pair of Proud Boys banners on I-4 in Florida on both sides of an overpass near mile marker 55 and pulled them down for destruction, ready for the hungry flames of justice.

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