Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 2 pm (thru Aug 15) Columbus Circle to Trump Tower. (they also gathered in Union Square and Brooklyn) The usual anti-fascist FASCIST THUGS gathered at the entrance to Central Park. Same people. Same themes. DOWN WITH AMERICA.
“This Nightmare must End: the Trump Pence Regime Must Go” However, after Charlottesville things morphed. New memes and themes were added like“Take to the Streets, Condemn the Racist, Murdering Nazi Thugs”. BUT, we still heard “In the name of Humanity, We Refuse a FASCIST America.” (Our host was RefuseFascism .org.)
Since there was no violence prone anti-fa on site, the only thugs were the usual anti-fascist FASCISTS of Refuse Fascism. Some were assigned to certain photographers – who have no rights in a public square- (that would be MOI.)
I was shoved, blocked and followed throughout the whole hour they were at Columbus Circle, with no police interested UNTIL I body-blocked an anti-fascist Fascist blonde interloper who photo-bombed the Trump counter-protest of three. NOW the police got involved.
The blonde’s set out to obscure the offending signs since OPPOSITION of THOUGHT is NOT ALLOWED. SO, I joined the fray and blocked her.
BUT, she WHINED to the police who said “LEAVE HER ALONE.” SHE had a right to be there (aka harass us.) Her cohorts grew to three committed sign-blockers before fading away.
The Support President Trump counter-protest grew. They picked up a Brit, a Muslim woman and other passersby along with a Russian woman and …two 2o-something young women … who also supported the President
In fact, no harm done by the hostile anti-fascist facisti. The Trumpers held their ground.
The Muslim woman was very outspoken; her enthusiasm much appreciated.
There was one man of color who embarrassed his children with an expletive-laced tirade on skin color, racism and WHITE HATE aimed at the Trump counter-protesters. “You Got to be Taught…. ”
What a putz!
After about an hour, the anti-fascist Fascists marched to Trump Tower, leaving behind a couple of ringers who motor-mouthed any one who tried to debate reasonably. They suck the life out of any exchange of ideas with long-winded talking points; never NEVER allowing a RESPONSE. Deep Thinking Protestors – now that’s the ticket to their success:
Next day the anti-fascist Fascists took to the streets outside Trump Tower to condemn (again) those racist fascist murderers in the White House.
DAY 2 , August 14th, posted next.
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