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THREAD: The Proud Boys and other alt-light groups are rallying in Philadelphia on 11/17.

This is Andrew Kovalic, Harrisburg PA Proud Boys Rally Captain. He's doing Security that day.

He works for @comcast. Here he is making a white power gesture in his Comcast uniform.
2) Here's his Facebook profile, where he lists "Comcast" as his workplace next to the laurel iconography of the Proud Boys, an @splcenter- designated hate group.

@comcastcares-- do you care that your employee Andrew Kovalic is a member of a hate group?
3) Andrew also supports antisemitic conspiracy theories.

In their "private" Security chat for 11/17, organizer Jerry Smith says, "Its semitism and identity politics that's the problem."

Andrew made sure to hit "like" on that one.
4) This is the rally Andrew's doing security for:…

It's happening this Saturday, in Philadelphia, right outside Independence Hall.
5) Zach Rehl and Holly Delcampo are the organizers.

The heads of security are Jerry "I'm a gross antimsemite" Smith and Dino Kay. (I'll get to them later on in the week.)
6) They're trying to present the rally as a pro-American rally.

Except that they're lying to the press while they openly court hate groups to attend.
7) Here's organizer Zach Rehl telling @PhillyInquirer that "First of all, it's not a rally for Proud Boys. We're not interested in having any racist groups there, and if we find them, we're going to remove them from the event."…
8) When Proud Boy Thomas Savasta asks Head of Security Jerry Smith what to wear to the rally, Jerry tells him "dress like a Proud Boy."
9) Rally organizer Holly Delcampo invited Proud Boy goon Alan Swinney to attend.

Jerry Smith added him to the Security chat, too.

And Alan says, "Count me in."
10) I've threaded on Swinney before. You can read all about him here.

Note that his Patreon has since been cancelled:
11) Swinney has a history of violence.

He caught an assault charge in Texas for strangling a family member in 2012. And another for violating a protective order in 2014.

And he did the same thing to a protester in Providence on 10/6.
12) Side note-- misogyny and gender-based violence is a cornerstone of alt-right organizing.

I went more in-depth about that here:
13) And it's not just Proud Boy goons who are coming out.

Keystone United (formerly Keystone State Skinheads) organizer Bob Gaus announced that he'd be attending.
14) @PhillyANTIFA profiled recently Bob Gaus here:…
15) So how do we fight back?

First, follow @PushBackCmpgn to get updates on the counter-rally.

Second, if you can, join the counterprotesters on the streets on 11/17.

Third, I'll be putting out the employer contact info of key organizers all week.

Contact them.
16) For today, you can contact @comcast and @comcastcares to tell them that Andrew Kovalic, one of their employees in Harrisburg, PA, is a member of the Proud Boys, an @splcenter-designated hate group.

And that he's doing security for a fascist rally on Saturday.
17) I'll be putting out more ways you can help every day this week.

Hate has consequences, but only when we organize as a community.

The cops won't protect us.

Who protects us?

We protect us.

No hate in our streets.

No hate in our workplaces.

¡No pasarán!

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