For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2020
Contact: Larry Everest 202 556 3906
@RefuseFascism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
The Trump/Pence regime is escalating its threats against protesters. RefuseFascism.org calls for an AN ESCALATION OF NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE in the fight for justice for George Floyd:
THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST BE REMOVED FROM POWER AND ONLY THE PEOPLE STAYING IN THE STREETS CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
Washington, DC: 4 pm, Lafayette Square
NO MORE POLICE MURDER OF BLACK PEOPLE
NO FASCIST POLICE STATE
NO FASCIST MILITARY WAR ON THE PEOPLE
TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!
Trump has unleashed US military police and threatened to call out the military nationwide to crush the righteous George Floyd protests against police murder. He said police forces must totally dominate the streets, and today tweeted NO KNEELING, condemning NOT the knee on George Floyd’s neck but the peaceful protest of Black athletes when they take a knee during the National Anthem.
Travis Morales, a spokesperson for RefuseFascism speaking in Washington DC said: “Today, Trump said without any irony: ‘This is a great day for George Floyd…a great, great day in terms of equality.’ Refuse Fascism says it will only be a great day when Trump and Pence are removed from power by the power of the people.”
Andy Zee, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, said: “We are at a serious crossroads, Trump is not just speaking the language of fascism, but in calling out the military in DC and threatening to do so nationally, he took an ominous step towards consolidating an American fascism – white supremacy, xenophobia and patriarchy wrapped in the Bible and the American flag. Should we fail to struggle now to demand the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, it could become too late. Waiting for Nov 3rd is folly and dangerous.”
Refuse Fascism denounces the June 4th Breitbart Media feature of Dinesh D’Souza making the slanderous claim that “… the left has deployed a paramilitary. They literally have a paramilitary force on the street. It’s not just Antifa. It’s all the other groups. Refuse Fascism. Black Lives Matter.” Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka names Antifa and Refuse Fascism along with prominent Democrats and celebrities like Justin Timberlake as members of the George Soros-funded “terrorist group.” These are not just the ravings of Trump’s lunatic mouthpieces, but signals to a heavily armed fascist base that protesters demanding justice are dangerous criminals.
Coco Das of the Refuse Fascism Editorial Board said, “Calling out the shock troops is a key way that fascist regimes consolidate power. But an uprising of the people has proven that they are not all powerful. We are the force that can stop this regime, millions of us in cities and towns across the country demanding TrumpPence Out Now, and every day shows us even more starkly: Trump and his whole regime must go.
Washington, DC: 4:00 pm Lafayette Square vicinity,16th & H Street NW
Los Angeles: 12:00 pm Hollywood & Vine
St. Paul: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Trump/Pence #OUTNOW! contingent, Not One More Death, Free Our People Rally, Minnesota Governor’s Mansion 3:00 pm march in the streets
Atlanta: 4:00 pm Forsyth & Marietta Streets downtown. Look for #OUTNOW! banner
Boston: 4:00 pm Central Square, Cambridge
Cleveland: 1:45 pm Public Library Fulton Branch 3545 Fulton Rd @ Bush Avenue. #TrumpPenceOutNOW Contingent for Black Lives Matter protest
Chicago: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, Union Park
Detroit: 2:00 pm, Police Headquarters 3rd & Michigan Avenues
Houston: 1:00 pm, Montrose & Westheimer
San Francisco: 12:00 pm 24th and Mission
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