‘Alt-right’ white supremacists plan to hold rallies in nine cities this weekend
The “Alt-right” movement has been at the top of the news cycle following this past weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. One would think that means they’d take a step back and wait for the heat to die down some. NOPE.
Instead, these white supremacist groups are looking to expand and sponsor rallies in as many as nine cities across the country this weekend. And they’re also denying any allegiance to the “Alt-right” and are identifying as “First Amendment supporters.”
To be clear, the rallies were actually being planned before this weekend’s events in response to Google firing James Damore, an engineer who released a 10-page anti-diversity “memo” condemning the company’s hiring practices, according to New York Magazine.
The organization plans to hold protests at Google’s various offices in the U.S. to voice their disapproval of Damore’s firing. They’ll specifically target facilities in Google facilities in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., and the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
USA Today reports that the city hasn’t received an application for any kind of event in Mountain View, so time will tell how far the march gets.
In anticipation of more tensions, the organizers of the “March on Google” have released a code of conduct encouraging protestors to ignore any incendiary comments and to respect law enforcement. We’ll see if that sticks or not once the crowd actually gathers.
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