The mass rally in front of the White House on August 12 was an amazing demonstration of strength and unity. By 4:00 p.m. there were more than 15,000 people in Lafayette Park chanting, “No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA”.
It was a remarkable demonstration of unity from so many communities: Black, Latino, Asian, Arab, white people, young and old. All stood together to condemn the Nazis and KKK who thought they could come and rally in front of the White House, because they believe they have a dear friend who occupies that residence.
It was shameful that the U.S. government and police spent millions of tax dollars to act as a private security escort for a handful of fascists. The police escorted them on the metro and provided police vans to take them from the Washington, D.C., area back to Virginia.
Thousands of people volunteered, mobilized, or donated to make this success possible. Everyone should feel very proud. Most importantly, we laid the basis for taking next steps in making this new movement even stronger.