Nazis Not Welcomed in Hartford

Posted: January 12, 2018 in Be on your guard, Call to Action, Fight Back

From Industrial Workers of the World, IWWCT.

by Aaron Stevens

Hartford–(Thursday January 11th, 2018) It has come to the attention of the Connecticut membership of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Legion of Queer Anarchists and the New Haven Anti-Fascists that on the afternoon of Friday December 29th, 15 white supremacists associated with an organization calling itself “CTVanguard” held a white pride demonstration. Beginning at noon at the statue of mass murderer Christopher Columbus at Washington Street and Lafayette Street, CTVanguard waved USA flags, held signs that read “we belong here,” and rallied for white power in Frog Hollow, a well know Latinx neighborhood in Hartford. In addition to glorifying a figure who initiated a wave of genocide and racism that still reverberates across the Americas to this day, they saw fit to denigrate with their presence the memorials to the 1798 Irish Rebellion at Heaven Skate Park, and Ancient Burying Ground which is considered an important African-American landmark. At various times anti-fascists faced physical aggression and hate speech while bearing witness on public property, but held their ground so as not to give fascists the impression they could march through our city with impunity. While no one was hurt, we will be doubling our efforts to monitor and oppose them wherever they go.

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Great job by IWWCT, the Legion of Queer Anarchists, the New Haven Anti-Fascists. Many thanks to Aaron Stevens for writing the excellent article. We look forward to attending one of the workshops.

Only by building a united front against these types will we be able to push them back. Stay quiet and they will grow.

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