Anti-Fascist Protest in Downtown Austin
November 19, 2016
November 19, 2016: Media engages in dialogue with #WhiteLivesMatter — the fascist group clashes with protesters. The same White Lives Matter group also recently protested outside the NAACP headquarters in Houston (pictured), and was labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
November 19, 2016: Three fascist from the group #WhiteLivesMatter. Right: holding a Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifle; Center: holding a sign “All Crimes Are Hate Crimes” and the center “Stop Hate Laws” — to many protesters and the group Austin Antifa, it’s a sign that encourages division, unprosecuted murders by white supremacist, and further disruption of the United States Constitution for the American people. The groups’ leader, Ken Reed says, “There’s lots of white people that are killed by police as well; there’s whites that are killed by minorities as well and you don’t see it having such national media attention.”
Fact: There is a disproportionate amount of Black people killed by police.
November 19, 2016: Racially charged protests in downtown Austin. Fascist from the group #WhiteLivesMatter hide behind the protection of State Troopers. Right: holding some type of assault rifle; Center: holding a sign “Hate Crime for One, Hate Crime for All, Equal Justice Under Law” — to many protesters, a sign that encourages division, un-prosecuted murders by white supremacist, and further disruption of the United States Constitution for the American people.
Fact: Texas Law defines hate crimes as crimes motivated by prejudice, hatred or advocacy of violence, including crimes covered under the Hate Crime Statistics Act. Those are “crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, gender and gender identity.” The law is established to protect people against racism and hate which we know groups like #WhiteLivesMatter perpetuate more often than not.
November 19, 2016: Hundreds of anti-fascist groups have gathered near the State Capitol. There is a heavy State Trooper presence in response to the divisive group called “White Lives Matter.” Protesters chant, “No platform for fascist!” and “Cops and Klan go hand in hand!”
November 19, 2016: State Troopers creating barrier between white supremacists and counter protesters inside Texas Capitol parking garage. #txlege. Protesters continue to chant, “No to Nazis, No to Racists, No to Fascists.”