Sacramento is the site of a sort of Nazi “mega-rally” that is bringing together disparate elements of the extreme right in an attempt to flex the muscles of organized white supremacy. Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento has taken on this challenge and is rallying the community to show the insurrectionary white supremacists that Sacramento is not going to tolerate their swastikas and threats of violence.
On June 26th, The Traditionalist Workers Party, the political wing of Matthew Heimbach’s Traditionalist Youth Network, has called for a public action. Starting in the Alt Right, the TYN/TWP has quickly moved towards more street racist organizations and is affiliating, to some degree, with The Sacto Skins, Golden State Skinheads, National Socialist Movement, California Skinheads (CAS), Blood & Honor and the Ku Klux Klan.
Matthew Heimbach was recently fired from his attempt to work as a family case manager for Indiana social services when his nationalism was discovered. This was easy since he violently attacked and removed an African American protester at a Donald Trump rally, as well as continuing his far-right street activism in opposition to things like immigration, same-sex marriage, and Black Lives Matter. He gained notoriety earlier in his life for forming the White Student Union at the Towson University Campus, and later was connected with the Aryan Terror Brigade, the American Freedom Party, and the League of the South.
Heimbach and TYN/TWP is holding a rally on the steps of the California capitol building in Sacramento, at 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California(95814). The event is somewhat of a wildcard in terms of attendance, yet it will likely include all of the open racists from the surrounding area. For those in California, this will not come as a surprise since skinhead gangs and KKK locals have been there for years, and now the Donald Trump campaign has made them feel emboldened.
According to Sacramento Antifa:
Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento does not believe in allowing hate to have a platform and we are calling upon the community to shut down their rally. Fighting fascism is a moral duty, not a political one. We believe most people are good and are willing to stand up against racial hatred. Our objective is to force the nazis off our streets and to send a strong message that they are not welcome in society and especially Sacramento.
Antifa Sacramento believes in non-sectarian defense of other anti-fascists and a multi-faceted approach to fighting racism. This means that individual people have their own methods of combating hate and we do not criticize others tactics. Our objective is never violence. We believe that hate should not have a platform in our community and we are determined to shut them down. Ignoring them DOES NOT make them go away and will only perpetuate the problem we already have.
On June 26th, they are asking people to arrive by 9am and it runs until 3pm. You can RSVP at the Facebook event, which is a good idea since the guest list is actually private. Sacramento Antifa has also provided a great deal of background information on that page, so you can learn even more about the major players in the far-right who are putting this event together.