East Valley, AZ - Events Local News Groups Contact
ANTIFA-SAC CLASHES WITH TWP
By Adison W. / filmsforaction.org

Sacramento California’s chapter of ANTIFA (Anti-Fascist Action) clashed with the white supremacist group  ‘Traditionalist Working Party’ early Sunday afternoon. 
ANTIFA, in collaborative effort with other anti white supremacist activists,  planned a response to a preplanned white power rally on the steps of the capital building Sunday afternoon. 
ANTIFA activists planned to peacefully protest the scheduled white rage rally. However events turned violent when TWP members brandished knives, and blunt objects and attacked protesters in the gathered crowd. Local media reports indicate that 10  protesters were stabbed, and many more suffered life threatening injuries. 
 In reaction to this event, an apparent narrative is being circulated in corporate sponsored media, labeling the ANTIFA activists as a direct threat to community safety.  Despite the clear evidence that the TWP members perpetrated the violence at the rally, media sources are pandering to protect the image of white rage by framing the TWP members as victims of ‘censorship,’ and ‘political terrorism.’

ANTIFA-SAC, as well as other activists offered their perspective to this incident:

 

Diana D: “TWP positions themselves as warriors for white rage, but only cowards attack an elderly woman and use the police state as cover.”

Jon D:  “Law enforcement must share the blame for each of the people who were viciously stabbed in Sacramento.  Turning a blind eye to those that were stabbed, beaten and slashed while the system protects white power,  exemplifies the  complicity of privilege and highlights the impact white supremacy has on the police state.”

Jake: “what ever the media is telling you is a lie….Of course they made the nazis look like the victims in the press. We were peaceful, we had our anti-white power protest and they were going to march down 11th. Word was at noon they were to approach from the north, they went south. We got word and started running to chase them out, they got knives and began to swing them. Someone sprayed pepper spray at the protestors, and we had to carry our people out. We chased them out of Sacramento.”
ANTIFA-SAC*:
Today in Sacramento, Anti-Fascist Action in conjunction with hundreds of fellow Anti-Fascists from near and far successfully shut down the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP) attempt to hold a white supremacist rally on the capitol. Protestors took and held the west steps, preventing the fascists from being able to reach their rally destination. 
          TWP chairman Matthew Heimbach skipped out on the rally despite making previous plans to attend, opting instead to send his footmen out to do his dirty-work. Two lone bigots briefly made their way to an adjacent side, where one of them sieg heiled on the Capitol steps. Despite the circumstances, the fascist thugs celebrate their poorly coordinated and executed "mobilization” of around 20 people as a victory, solely on the grounds that they injured more people than their opposition did.
             Our victory did not come without  consequence, and several have been hurt. So far we know of 8 comrades who have been injured to a degree that required hospitalization. Our next step is to provide support for those who sustained injuries during the shutdown, as well as legal support as needed. If you want to help the brave souls who put their well-being on the line today to keep neo-Nazis and white supremacists out of our streets, we ask that you make a donation to our support fund at: https://rally.org/June26th”

While we at FFAEV support direct action through protest, and civil disobedience, violence is never the answer we hope to see as a result.

In fact we detest the actions taken against the local journalists who were attacked by an individual group of activists while reporting the incident. There are reports that the news team was assaulted, and robbed by this group of activists.

We hope ANTIFA-SAC adresses that issue.

0.0 ·
0
What's Next
Trending Today
Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life
Daniel Quinn · 14,464 views today · (Excerpted from the book, The Story of B) With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit from our...
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
5 min · 10,028 views today · The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
10 Stunning Images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award
Natural History Museum · 8,678 views today · These incredible images are a selection from of the 25 shortlisted by The Natural History Museum for the People's Choice Award from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the...
The Myth of Positivity: Why Your Pain Holds a Mighty Purpose
umair haque · 7,843 views today · Of all the great myths of contemporary life, one of the most toxic is positivity. It says: there are negative and positive emotions, and only the positive ones are worth...
Van Jones: Only a 'Love Army' Will Conquer Trump
Tim Dickinson · 6,079 views today · Though it's important to fight Trump's policies, "it's at the values level that we need to do a reset," says Jones
Seven Must-Have Skills for the 21st Century
Tommy Lehe · 2,720 views today · We live in a world that moves faster than we do. Trying to keep up can be an overwhelming task that at times feels hopeless, like we are falling further and further behind—but...
The Problem with Hating Our Enemies
Charles Eisenstein · 2,102 views today · He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if thou gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee. —Nietzsche
A New History for Humanity - the Human Era
8 min · 1,864 views today · It is time to reframe how we think about our past. We need a new year 0 for humanity. But which one should we choose and why?
David Graeber: We Need a Revolution in the Way We Think about "Work"
4 min · 1,845 views today · David Graeber on the Value of Work. Does the world really need neuroadvertisers, PR researchers and branding consultants? Renowned academic and coiner of the ‘we are the 99%’...
Forget Air Force One, Pentagon Wastes Billions and Billions Every Month
Nadia Prupis · 1,513 views today · President-elect Donald Trump's focus on single Boeing contract ignores enormous waste of bloated Pentagon budget
Trump: The Illusion of Change
Helena Norberg-Hodge · 1,510 views today · “Only by restoring the broken connections can we be healed.” — Wendell Berry
How to Expose Trump's Dastardly Bait-And-Switch
Robert Borosage · 1,278 views today · Trump is not an economic populist, he’s just playing one on TV.
The Most Powerful Algorithm in the World
Joe Brewer · 1,228 views today · After the insanity of the U.S. election, a lot of people are blaming Facebook for its algorithms that parse us into ideological bubbles and spread “fake news” and other kinds...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 1,194 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
15 Easy Things You Can Do to Help When You Feel Like Shit
Maritsa Patrinos · 1,167 views today · You don’t have to tackle it all at once.
Asylum-Seeker Faces a Dangerous Deportation Back to Afghanistan
3 min · 1,154 views today · After an EU deal with Afghanistan, more than 80,000 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers are facing deportation back to that country. Alim says being sent back to Afghanistan could...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 1,047 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
It's The Damn Police
Walter Fields · 908 views today · From an early age Blacks are socialized to live defensively and to absorb the mental body blows that come from the day-to-day indignities that are hoisted upon us by the very...
Stunning Summary of US Imperialism and Native Resistance... on MSNBC!
4 min · 861 views today · On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.
There Is No One Right Way to Be an Activist
Tim Hjersted · 667 views today · There is no one right way to be an activist. There is no one right way to change the world. There is no one right philosophy of leftist politics. There is no one right reaction...
Load More
Like us on Facebook?
ANTIFA-SAC CLASHES WITH TWP