Far-Right ‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Coming to Fort Worth This Weekend
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Right-wing extremists plan to march in several cities, including Fort Worth, this weekend under the banner of “White Lives Matter,” an all-inclusive call that is regularly used by white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Texas and beyond.
The rally supporters, advertised on several telegram channels, intend to protest in front of Fort Worth City Hall and have asked supporters to post leaflets with “white matter” “everywhere”.
The channel administrators of the DFW Telegram insisted that the rally would not be attended by neo-Nazis or Klan supporters, but they still felt the need to warn attendees not to use “Roman greetings” or “any Nazi symbols.”
In a telegram to the press, the DFW group said: “Would you like to cover this march? Cover this one, parasites.”
The Post continued, “We are your worst nightmare. We are what you are most afraid of. We’re normal whites keeping this country alive. We are the taxpayers [sic]. We are the churchgoers [sic]. We are the “norms”. We are the “manipulable” [sic]. We are the organic body that parasites feed on. “
You are obviously not a grammarian.
The contribution continued by insisting that the rally would not include Klansmen or Nazis, but then promoted the “white genocide” conspiracy theory that allegedly seeks widespread extermination of white people.
The Telegram channel contained several unsubstantiated claims about a nationwide trend of alleged hate crimes against white Americans, but the administrators admitted that it is “impossible to find the actual statistics on the matter …”.
In several posts, the group falsely accused the Black Lives Matter movement of regularly attacking or even killing white people. In other cases, participants were warned of the possibility that federal authorities might intrude on their movement or that protesters might be doxxed.
Although the administrators urged rallyers to remain “peaceful”, they did not rule out the possibility of a confrontation. “Antifa is an anti-white organization and will attack us no matter what,” it said in a post.
On the nationwide channel “White Lives Matter Texas”, the administrators suggested that some protesters should be armed. “Most places in Texas should be free to wear openly,” read the post. “If you have a license to hide the transport, you should know all the rules.”
The nationwide canal also contained posts detailing how walking sticks, sticks and bicycles could be used as weapons for “self-defense”.
The administrators also instructed the protesters to arrive at a black block, where they all arrive in black clothes to maintain their anonymity and to wear masks.
Despite assurances that the planned rallies in Fort Worth, as well as a handful of cities from New York to Washington, had no Nazi connection, the Texas Channel administrators exchanged photos and news articles about White Lives Matter rallies in Austin and Austin, Houston in 2016 .
At one of these rallies, protesters surrounded the NAACP office in Houston with weapons and sang, among other things, “White Lives Matter”. In another instance, they gathered outside the office of the local Anti-Defamation League watchdog, many of them armed.
During these rallies, attendees included members of the Aryan Renaissance Society, an avowed white nationalist group, and some members of the neo-Nazi group of the Nuclear Weapons Division.
In January 2018, HuffPost reported that nuclear weapons members had been linked to at least five murders in eight months.
On Friday, VICE reported that some of the White Lives Matter Telegram channels had been infiltrated by anti-fascists ahead of this weekend’s protests. The anti-fascists gathered information about the followers of “White Lives Matter” by persuading them to join fake channels.
In Texas, the group has also planned rallies in Houston and New Braunfels. On the Houston Telegram channel, administrators shared anti-immigrant videos, including one that read “This land is our land.”
The video ended with the message, “Nation. Race. Culture. Reject your substitute.”
Despite claims not to be racist on some channels, Houston administrators have been less shy. In response to a comment in which one user said, “All life matters,” one organizer admitted that “a few skins, fascists, Nazis, etc.” would be present.
“”[T]He is not the place for you, you are in a racist group my husband, “they added [sic].
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based watchdog, has described White Lives Matter as a “racist reaction” to Black Lives Matter, as well as a “neo-Nazi group emerging as more and more white supremacist groups” take its slogans and take its mark Tactics on. “
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