Today as Trump supporters held another "Stop the Steal" rally in Atlanta, GA, a coalition of armed leftist militia members, black-bloc clad antifascists, Refuse Fascism, and Black Lives Matter activists counter-protested. #AtlantaProtests

Footage by Joey Pluto for @N2Sreports
I suspect some might be confused by the outfit worn by a leftist militiaman, which some may mistake for a rightist one.

See the patch on their arm; rather than "Don't treat on me" it's a version of the "We will tread where there is inequality" patch.

The antifa led with a wall of rain barrels repurposed as shields toward the "Stop the Steal" rally taking place in Atlanta.

Behind a line of police officers, Georgia State Patrol also had men outfitted with gas masks, rifles, and grenade launchers (presumably for tear gas.)
As police encouraged the Trump supporters to move on and get away from the leftist coalition, one confronted a state trooper.

"You know they're here to hurt us, right?" he asked.

"You have our back, we've got yours!" another Trump supporter told the troopers.
After police got the Trump supporters behind a barricade keeping the sides separate, not all were content with the situation.

One man claimed "what they're doing is unconstitutional!"

"They don't own the country, we own the country!" he explained. "It's an illegal order!"
Here is the full HD video reel of today's armed leftist counter-protest at the Atlanta "Stop the Steal" rally.

Footage by Joey Pluto for @N2Sreports. As always, contact me for licensing!

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Today "boogaloo boy" Mike Dunn led militia activists on an armed march in laps around the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, where it's illegal to carry guns at protests, and it's illegal to carry 20+ round mags.

Police stood back and did not intervene as the group defied both laws.
Police monitored the area, many carrying long rifles themselves, but did not intervene as the "boogaloo boys" marched by them as well as signs reading "firearms prohibited beyond this point."

Other than pleasantries like "good morning," police didn't really speak to them.
Actually, earlier in the day, one officer approached the group of boogaloo activists, but he actually wasn't there for them.

The officer asked that a cameraperson filming them step down from the ledge he was getting an elevated shot from, because that was dangerous.
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PHOTO THREAD: In addition to video, I also captured photos during and after yesterday's #MillionMAGAMarch.

As the event began, counter-protesters were confronted by Trump supporters, and policed stepped in between the two sides.

All photos available to license.
Thousands including Alex Jones surrounded by the Proud Boys marched from Freedom Plaza to the Capitol.
At the Supreme Court, Trump supporters were counter-protested by antifa activists who held a banner reading "Punch MAGA in the face."

Police faced riot shields toward the antifascists and for the most part kept the two sides seperate.
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VIDEO THREAD: Earlier tonight, about 8:15pm or so, I arrived toward the tail-end of a fight between the Proud Boys and their opponents. Mace was in the air when I arrived.

One person appeared knocked out, taking about a minute to get up. Unclear which side.
"All commies are bastards!" chanted the Proud Boys.

Another fight broke out, but the person sparring with a Proud Boy ran away.

As some began chasing the man, another tried to stop them yelling, "No! It's a bad look!"

The fight didn't continue after a block-long chase.
As Proud Boys and Trump supporters marched on, antifascists did stand in their path, but police swiftly moved between the two sides, rendering violence between them basically impossible.

Proud Boys diverted and marched away chanting "fuck antifa!"
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VIDEO THREAD: Trump supporters tore down the "Black Lives Matter" wooden signs posted on a building tonight at the intersection of I and 16th Street, just north of the White House.
When police realized Trump supporters were tearing the wooden signs from a building, they did step in and escorted one person away from the building, but did not make any arrests.
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THREAD: When the #MillionMAGAMarch reached the Supreme Court this afternoon, antifascist activists were already there to confront them with shields and a banner that read "PUNCH MAGA IN THE FACE."

"Fuck antifa!" chanted the Trump supporters.
While no violence had occurred, riot police moved in between the two sides, facing toward the antifa side.

"Back the blue!" chanted the Trump side. "Trump! Trump! Trump!"

"Antifa f****ts! Fucking homos!" yelled one Trump supporter.
I got around to the antifa side of the fence to film there, and some of the left retreated a bit.

Police took advantage of the retreat to push forward and create a wider gap between the two sides.
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