ST PAUL, Minn. – A rally scheduled for Saturday at the Minnesota State Capitol intended to “celebrate President Trump’s First 100 Days Triumph,” is being targeted by an anti-fascist organization.
The TwinCitiesGDC released a Facebook event invitation on the group’s page, urging followers to join in a rally “against racists, white nationalists, and white supremacists on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol.”
The group claims that the M4TUSA (March 4 Trump – USA) rally will include Simon Roche, the South African Christian leader of the group “The Suidlanders.” The Suidlanders is a South African non-state civil defense organization founded on the principle of protecting the country’s white Christian minority population if an ethnic civil war breaks out in South Africa. Roche and other Suidlanders are traveling around the US, speaking to groups about the conflict in South Africa and their fear for a potential civil war (watch Roche’s interview with “Danger & Play” author Mike Cernovich here). However, TwinCitiesGDC claims Roche and the Suidlanders are hate-filled white supremacists, who are attempting to ignite a race-war within the U.S.
M4TUSA organizer Alley Waterbury told Alpha News that the Facebook event invite announcing Roche’s speech and posted on the M4TUSA site was not sanctioned by the group and was removed as soon as possible. Waterbury stated the person who posted the invite is not an organizer or involved with Saturday’s event. She and other event organizers have posted that Roche will not be speaking at Saturday’s event at the Capitol.
In spite of this, the TwinCitiesGDC counter-rally plans have not been cancelled. The counter-rally invite has been shared many times by other progressive organizations and individuals, including Corydon Nilsson of Black Lives Matter St. Paul.
Waterbury said the goals for Saturday’s rally are to keep Minnesota’s conservative citizens involved with the political process and to celebrate President Trump’s accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville) will be the event’s keynote speaker along with Christopher Barden, Ph.D, J.D. Several other legislators are scheduled to speak, including Reps. Jim Newberger (R-Becker), Matt Dean(R-Dellwood), Glen Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe), Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) and Army veteran Captain William Brueske.
The M4TUSA organizers are stressing that this is intended to be a peaceful rally. As Alpha News reported, violence between anti-Trump rioters and Trump supporters broke out at the March 4 “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul. Reports and videos show Trump supporters being sprayed with mace, punched and hit with fireworks in the capitol during the melee that occurred that day. Six anti-Trump rioters were arrested, including former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine’s son, Woody Kaine.
According to the TwinCitiesGDC group’s website, the group includes an ANTIFA “working group.” The Antifa Working Group is described as, “Antifa is the anti-fascist and anti-racist working group of the GDC; it is a closed working group for security purposes.”
The Twin CitiesGDC declares it is in a battle against capitalism, stating on its website, “We fight against capitalism. We do so because capitalism is organized theft based on hierarchy.”
ANTIFA groups have succeeded in the cancellation of conservative events around the country; including threatening violence against attendees of a speech by Ann Coulter at UC-Berkeley, causing the conservative provocateur to cancel her appearance.
Due to the violence that often accompanies ANTIFA groups at pro-Trump/pro-First Amendment events around the country, a petition to have the group declared a domestic terrorist organization has been started on Change.org. The petition has more than 82,000 signatures, with a goal of reaching 150,000 signatures in order for it to be delivered to President Trump.