600+ Antifa March to #DefendSeattle From Nazi Rally


Neo Nazis who call themselves the “Hammerskins” were seemingly a no show to their own rally in Seattle, Washington tonight after hundreds of organized antifascists took the streets against them.

Rose City Antifa Reported:

The Northwestern Hammerskins have threatened to march on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and antifascists must turn out to defend the streets. The fascist march is planned as part of the annual Martyrs Day celebrations that the Northwestern Hammerskins are hosting in remembrance of Robert Jay Mathews of the white supremacist terror cell, the Order, who died during a shootout with law enforcement at Whidbey Island on December 8th 1984. In the past this event has been a smaller affair held on private property. This year the NWHS have boasted a larger planned attendance and have announced a more public appearance, which represents a dangerous escalation of tactics. We must not allow them to be further emboldened. Particularly in light of the recent upswell of fascist violence regionally and across the nation, we must vigorously oppose any effort by fascists to claim space and spread fear.

For a while, antifascists held a pro-refugee and anti-corporate rally of hundreds of people.

Now it seems that the nazis are showing up, but dispersing to various places in order to avoid confronting the large group of antifascists who organized against them.

German antifascists are Tweeting in support:

Some antifascists say that they have yet to see any nazis.

Occupy Seattle, along with various Twitter users are reporting that nazis are showing up and taking a different route (up Broadway) to get to Capitol Hill.

Photo: Facebook

Photo: Facebook

After confirmation of Neo Nazi Activity, antifa are mobilizing on Capitol Hill:

Police may be about to give a dispersal order:

Update 8:22 PM: Police have given a dispersal order:

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