Yesterday, the alt-right group “Anti-Communist Action” announced plans for a rally in Uptown Charlotte.
They are the same group that organized last month’s violent rally in Charlottesville (which included many members of Nazi and Neo-Nazi groups):
McIntire Park#UniteTheRight pic.twitter.com/AqAg03mdg4
— Anticom (@anticomofficial) August 12, 2017
According to the group’s website, Charlotte’s “March Against Communism” will take place on December 28th, 2017.
The site instructs people to “Bring your torches, guns, armor, gear, and flags! Stay nonviolent, and we’ll have a great time. Augustus Invictus, Richard Spencer, Dillon of Vanguard America, and many more will be speaking. Once night falls, we’ll (peacefully) march into downtown Charlotte and show the size our ranks.”
The group posted the banner to their Twitter page yesterday announcing the rally, which has already been shared 139 times:
December 28th, 2 PM EST.
Charlotte, NC.@RichardBSpencer @SenatorInvictus @VanAmOfficial
And more.#MarchAgainstCommunism pic.twitter.com/8h14Q5byNi
— Anticom (@anticomofficial) September 21, 2017
According to the Tweet, some of the main speakers at the event will come from the ‘Vanguard America’ white supremacy group;
To join Vanguard: pic.twitter.com/BjXKN7mHjm
— Vanguard America (@VanAmOfficial) September 14, 2017
Vanguard America is the same group that James Alex Fields claimed allegiance (the man who murdered Heather Heyer with his car in Charlottesville):
Another speaker they list is Richard Spencer, the Co-Editor of AltRight.com, who basically said that “blacks” have no ability to rule:
4/ Even a fledgling movement like the Alt-Right has a *potential* to rule, and thus it is treated as a threat to the status quo.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) September 19, 2017
In order for this rally to be held in Charlotte’s Marshall Park, CMPD must approve a sound permit.
If you’d like to see this rally stopped, you can contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Field Support Supervisor office at 704-432-0428, or Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: 9/23/2017 9:00pm:
CMPD has just announced that AntiCom has not yet requested a permit for Marshall Park.
AntiCom organizers have NOT contacted CMPD w desire to host event in CLT or file for permit.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 24, 2017
UPDATE: 9/28/2017 9:15am:
The ‘anticom’ organization has just announced via Twitter that they are canceling the rally:
In light of safety concerns, we'll no longer be holding an event in Marshall Park. This was agreed upon by both organizers and guests.
— Anticom (@anticomofficial) September 28, 2017
CMPD has still not been able to contact the organization for any further clarification:
Update: This was posted about an hour ago. #CMPD is still trying to reach this organization to get more information. https://t.co/iNvdeOm7DC
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 28, 2017