Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota
Friday, Aug. 19th
Minneapolis Convention Center at 5pm
Donald Trump thinks he will be having a fundraising event in Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 19th. (The time and location are unknown at this time.) We think Trump and his supporters should get a rude awakening when they rear their fascist heads in Minnesota.
We are calling everyone who wants to stop the rise of fascism to come out and show Trump and his supporters that their racist, patriarchal, and all-around oppressive-as-fuck agenda will meet resistance and disruption wherever they go. We would like to invite people to engage in creative actions to show Trump that his politics and agenda will not find fertile ground in our communities.
Over the last number of months, the radical right has become emboldened by the rise of Trump and the success of his bid for the Republican nomination. As the Republican Party has moved even farther right with Trump and as the mainstream political discourse has shifted with it, the far right has become more public, vocal, and violent. Small racist gatherings around the country have been met with dozens or hundreds of counterprotesters, and some of those counterprotesters have been violently attacked–including being stabbed with a flagpole in Anaheim and with a knife in Sacramento.
Here at home, a white supremacist shot 5 people outside of the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis near the encampment set up to demand justice for Jamar Clark.
The violent fascism of the far right has hit close to home, and now they’re making yet another attempt to gain ground in our home. Join us on the 19th to show them that they have no ground to stand on here or anywhere!
We want to stress a few fundamental points about safety when engaging in struggle.
1) Due to the radical right’s willingness to shed blood, we urge everyone to have a buddy or crew at the protest to help keep each other safe.
2) We respect a diversity of tactics and an awareness of how everyone’s actions/inactions affect others in the streets.
3) We reject any public denunciations of other groups or individuals, as sowing distrust only serves to strengthen our enemies and does the work of the State.
Many people will come out to reject Trump and everything he stands for, and we will not all agree on our political analyses, preferences for tactics, etc. Yet we call on everyone to come out and focus their rage on the enemy at hand: Trump and his kind.
Love and rage,
some anarchists in Mpls