On August 12th, fascists and white-supremacists will rally at Lafayette Park for the anniversary of last year's Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville. The NYC International Socialist Organization will organizing transportation to join DC-based activists who are planning a counter-protest at 12 pm at Freedom Plaza , to show the white-supremacists that they are outnumbered.
At the Unite the Right rally last year, these Nazi thugs occupied and overwhelmed the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. The white-supremacists killed Heather Heyer that day. She was a brave IWW militant and she will forever be remembered as a martyr to the cause. They also seriously injured others, including the ISO’s own Bill Burke.
Now, on the one year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, the white-supremacists are rallying in front of the White House because even though their movement shows signs of fracture, the White House is occupied by one of their own. We cannot let this stand
The NYC-ISO is organizing vans to travel together to DC. We will be organizing a contingent there. If you are interested in traveling with us, please fill out this form. We have taken many measures to ensure the safety of our members and provide support for our contingent on the ground. Therefore, we are asking that anyone traveling with us agree to operate with our contingent, follow the lead of our tactical team and security and to provide full information and emergency contact info to us. This will allow us to do everything we can to ensure the security of those marching with us.
We will be leaving from a downtown Manhattan location at 7am on Sunday, August 12th and departing DC again that evening - hopefully returning sometime between 10pm and midnight. The cost of the van trip (including gas & tolls) is $30-50 on a sliding scale basis. If you are interested in going, please fill out this form with all required information: http://bit.ly/Aug12RallyForm. Once we have this information, we will send you an invoice/payment request to secure your seat and will give you the meet-up location for Sunday morning.
For more on the mobilization in DC and a full list of sponsors, please check out the website at https://shutitdowndc.org/rally.html