I yelled at the Patriot Front because I didn’t think they should march through DC unopposed.
There are always counterprotestors to the fascists. I’m the one who takes the photos; I leave the counterprotesting to the professionals with their megaphones and signs.
But on Saturday, the Patriot Front slipped into the city without telling anyone (except the cops). There were no counterprotestors.
I had to be the counterprotestor, to represent all the people in DC who despise these right-wing cosplayers.
Rolling up on bikeshare, it was an absolutely perfect tableau as the young chuds listened their dapper leader speechify at the Washington Monument.
And I was going to crash it!
I didn’t know I was being filmed, and that it would go viral, and that I would hear my name on Rachel Maddow within a couple days. At that moment, I was just determined to ruin their day.
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