The Cooper Point Journal (WA), “Tensions Run High at Pro-Trump Rally”

An anonymous post on website “Puget Sound Anarchists” reflects on the day from the point of view of anti-Trump counter demonstrators, writing, “What happened at Heritage Park on Saturday felt like a terrain on which we could not win: a broad-daylight demo filled with riot cops and an armed alt-right, threatening us with their open-carry weapons. These confrontations are going to become increasingly unsuccessful and dangerous for us as Trump brings together various factions of the far-right especially the militia and patriot movements. As attacks on people of color and other targeted groups increase, we must increase our capacity to meet each other and expand beyond our current social circles in order to respond to this growing threat.” It seems on all sides of this protest and conflict, people are attempting to organize themselves, building competing coalitions.

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