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Leaders of the #ProudBoys are telling troops in the lead up to a far-Right rally in #Portland on August 17th, ironically against "domestic terrorism," to "tone down" threats of violence + murder on social media in wake of visit from the FBI. A thread.…
After a month of making clear + direct threats of violence + even murder against the public in #Portland, leaders of the #ProudBoys in #Florida are now urging those on the far-Right to "tone down" rhetoric online following a string of mass shootings. Organizer Joe Biggs explains:
#ProudBoys claim to be rallying in #Portland against "domestic terrorism" of antifascists, who have killed no one. Since Unite the Right, which the Proud Boys helped organize and attended, 73 people have been killed by white nationalists + the far-Right.…
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Demand leader of 'Latinos for Trump' Bianca Garcia @FabMAGADiva, denounce + fire Enrique Tarrio, leader of violent far-Right group the #ProudBoys who attended the neo-Nazi rally 'Unite the Right' in Charlottesville + is the current "Director" of Latinos for #Trump in #Florida.
@FabMAGADiva Tarrio attended Unite the Right as part of the Proud Boys "military wing," the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights. He can be seen wearing their "V" patch. FOAK was led by white nationalists Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman and Augustus Invictus, who was scheduled to speak at the rally.
@FabMAGADiva Tarrio, like rest of the #ProudBoys, celebrates and defends literal fascist violence. Here he is in #DC for the #DemandFreeSpeech rally, sporting the brand, RWDS, which stands for "Right Wing Death Squads." The same brand makes shirts celebrating the murderous dictator Pinochet.
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Some early data for hashtags related to today's rally. #DemandFreeSpeech network is split between right-wing accounts promoting the event and left/center commentary; #AllOutDC is mostly traffic in favor of the counterprotest. Not much automation present.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
Sadly the Laura Loomer fan club live stream has been interrupted and I am forced to embrace other options.
A high point of the #DefendFreeSpeech rally: dude dressed as a giant eyeball holding up a "DRAIN THE SWAMP = 911 TRUTH" sign. #AltWankers
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I’m in downtown DC where the far-right and antifa are attending dueling rallies across the street from each other. Updates ⬇️. @WTOP #AllOutDC #DemandFreeSpeech
I don’t see a lot of movement at all between the two sides, police have a buffer zone in place on 14th Street that makes it impossible to cross over unless you walk a few blocks on F Street.
Threading my 10-second rough sketch of the situation, this’ll give you an idea of the setup here if you’re not familiar with DC.
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Right-wing activists arrive in Washington D.C. ahead of the #DemandFreeSpeech rally to protest being blocked on social media because of their political views.
The far-right rally started with a speaker shouting "America will never, never be a socialist country!" #DemandFreeSpeech
Look at this Cap of a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that promotes political violence. #DemandFreeSpeech
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A trans woman flips off a gay Trump supporter at the #DemandFreeSpeech rally.
Antifa is here on the opposite side of the #DemandFreeSpeech rally
A Latina Trump supporter is being blocked by a white Bernie supporter near the #DemandFreeSpeech rally.
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To those who follow activism news, you know today is the big day.

Here at Freedom Plaza, you can see the right-wing “#DemandFreeSpeech” Rally stage being set up.

Police have barricades setup up in every direction around it, and roads blocked two blocks each direction.
Here’s the scene at Pershing Park, where antifa is expected to gather at 11am to counter it with a competing rally.

Of course the question everyone has is whether the two sides will clash.

At the end of the clip you can see how close these locations are to eachother.
Police in the area are wearing more protective gear than normal. The vests are standard, but the extra shoulder protection isn’t.
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Milo Yiannopolous sharing a fake antifa account @ANTIFA_DC, which features a cover photo from Maoist group in Texas, same image was used by 'Far-Left Watch,' run by Alt-Right trolls. #DemandFreeSpeech organizers will attempt to pass this off as real group - it's not. Block them.
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