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Picket Against Bigotry, White Supremacy and Fascism
May 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Stand up for Human Rights!
Join the picket on the west side of 4th Avenue across from Westlake Park, between Pine and Pike in Seattle. Stand in opposition to Joey Gibson’s Patriot Prayer rally which begins at 3:00pm at Westlake.
Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer, who is trying to cloak himself in respectability by running as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is in fact an organizer of countless gatherings that bring together white supremacists, misogynists and outright fascists. Groups regularly in attendance at his rallies include Identity Europa, Proud Boys, Cascade Legion and Atomwaffen Division.
The right-wingers behind the May 20th so-called “open carry march” at Westlake Park are the same thugs that have been appearing with increasing frequency in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, and California. When they come, they bring violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, etc. Increasingly they have been targeting the left (socialists, communist, anarchists) and reproductive rights.
Several organizations are coming together to organize a picket in opposition.
STATEMENT OF UNITY:
The bigotry, racism, and violence that far-right organizers are bringing to Seattle on May 20th cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Regardless of our diverse political affiliations and views, we understand that solidarity and unity in action is our greatest strength. Solidarity enables us to overcome the barriers towards building a powerful, democratic working-class movement.
We will be shoulder-to-shoulder with all in our community who are targeted by the far-right in a unified, orderly, and strong counter-protest.
Join Freedom Socialist Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Radical Women, Greater Seattle Veterans For Peace Chapter 92, ANSWER Coalition and others to stand against bigotry, white supremacy, and fascism. Bring your signs and banners and join the picket line!
If you or your organization would like to endorse this action, please call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com.