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White Supremacists Clash With Counter-Protesters at Texas Capitol


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TRAMPS WORLD IS COMING ALIVE! Armed White Supremacists Clash With Counter-Protesters at Texas Capitol During Unveiling of Black History Monument


Following Donald Trump's election, the US has seen a spike in racist harassment and violence worse than what took place in the days immediately after 9/11. Amid this spate of hate crimes, a group of about 15 white supremacists, some of whom were armed, gathered at the Texas Capitol grounds in Austin Saturday, November 19, to protest the application of hate crime laws to white offenders.


The group, "White Lives Matter Too," a local offshoot of the national White Lives Matter (WLM) organization designated a neo-Nazi hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), took to the Capitol grounds in Austin as a crowd of more than 1,000 were wrapping up a long-awaited unveiling and dedication ceremony for a new monument to Black history in Texas.


Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus have been pushing for the monument for decades, and the project finally cleared its last hurdle in 2015 after lawmakers approved $1.5 million to complete it. Its bronze sculptures tell the stories of Black Texans including Bernard Harris Jr., the first Black astronaut to perform a spacewalk. The monument also depicts images of slavery and Juneteenth, the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.


As the monument was being unveiled, chants could be heard across the lawn of the Capitol, as hundreds of counter-protesters filed in on the east side of the lawn to drown out white supremacist hate speech only barely audible through chants of "Fuck White Supremacy" and "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA."


Since the video was posted, the SPLC has tracked 701 hateful and/or racially motivated intimidation and harassment incidents against historically marginalized groups since Trump's election victory.




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