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CVLT Nation Captures Anti-Racists Vs.
White Supremacists in Sacramento

At CVLT Nation, we hold very passionate anti-racist beliefs, and we are not afraid to share these beliefs with our community. What has been happening in the United States over the past several years – the continuation, and maybe even escalation, of a 300-year campaign of violence and suppression against people of color by the authorities of this country – has made us feel mentally and physically sick. Watching the rampant police brutality unfold in front of the cameras, with little or no actual recourse taken by the authorities and the public juries who have the power to see justice done for murder after murder, makes us angry and sad. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however ignorant, but that’s not going to stop us from sharing ours, which is that if you can’t see the racial motivation behind these killings of black men by white cops, then you must have your head up your ass. The American police forces rose up from the slave patrols of the 1700s and 1800s, taking over their duties during the Reconstruction period. The American police force is infected by racism and has been since its inception, and the only way to kill the infection is by standing up for the rights of the people who find themselves targeted by the police bacteria.

One of our readers, Connor Royce Lee, sent in a story on a recent confrontation between anti-racist, anti-facist groups and the Traditionalist Workers Party, a white supremacist nationalist group supported by skinhead organizations. According to their website, the TWP supports segregation and the supremacy of European-Americans, albeit with different words and with a much more flowery and cowardly vocabulary. Just as white supremacist groups have shown a historical penchant for using violence to intimidate and get their point across, so have the ANTIFA shown that they, too, can use physical means to intimidate the intimidators. And honestly, I can’t blame them. The oppressed are always told that “violence is not the answer” in response to a culture that continually violates their body and safety. There comes a time when you start to wonder if this old adage was something written in fear of backlash, in fear that one day people of color and anti-racists of all colors will say enough is enough and bring the battle to the racists’ doorstep.

Here’s one such battle, and judging by the state of American politics today, it’s only one of many to come…

 

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Photo: Connor Royce Lee

 

Text and Photos: Connor Royce Lee

The Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP) was set to rally at the capital building in Sacramento, California. The TWP is a far right nationalist organization. They deal with many issues, their most unpopular being their ‘preservation of European American rights’ ideals. Their white supremacist attitude has gained them the support of many skinhead groups throughout California, all of which were set to attend the rally in Sacramento. It didn’t long for ANTIFA to catch wind of the upcoming event, and members from around the state came in protest.

Starting at around 9am, ANTIFA members started to arrive – TWP members weren’t set to arrive until noon at the earliest. ANTIFA members surrounded the perimeter to the main entrance of the Sacramento capital building; at this point, there were around 300 ANTIFA protesters. As the morning progressed, it got hotter and a lot of protesters were restless and starting singling out onlookers that appeared to them to be Nazis. Some poor guy in a Cro-Mags shirt was surrounded and sneered at – apparently he looked too much like a skinhead and they assumed he was on the other side.

 

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Riot cops started pushing protesters away from the main entrance to the capital around noon, with the anticipation of the TWP’s arrival. The police were met with extreme resistance by the protesters and several people were maced at this point. It was rumored that the TWP members were waiting in a parking garage, trying to figure out how to get up the capital steps. As the riot cops pushed the protesters to the other side of the capital, TWP members started filtering in behind where the protesters were being pushed to. The police were not expecting the TWP members to approach from this side of the capital. As ANTIFA realized what was going on, they turned and ran full sprint towards the TWP members. The TWP members were uniform, walking in a line, equipped with face masks and shields. They obviously knew they were to be met with violence and resistance by ANTIFA. ANTIFA approached brandishing clubs, mace, knives, fists and other sorts of homemade weapons.

 

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Photo: Connor Royce Lee

 

ANTIFA broke the ranks of the TWP march, which is when the brawl started. Basically, every TWP member had a knife. The park surrounding the capital exploded into a battlefield; TWP and ANTIFA alike were taken to the ground in injury. The air was quickly shrouded in ANTIFA mace. An initial scene I can remember is watching an African-American man and a white woman being surrounded by several TWP members and being repeatedly stabbed in the abdomen. Another woman was pushed up against a bush while a TWP member repeatedly stabbed her. Most TWP members fled from ANTIFA mace; I personally was maced by ANTIFA in my attempt to document the scene. As some TWP members retreated, they were chased back by ANTIFA for several blocks. Most TWP members had cars waiting for them, some of which were surrounded and literally pulled to pieces by ANTIFA members. It was a this point that the police stepped in (why they waited this long has yet to be determined). They created a mobile perimeter with their bikes around the capital, keeping ANTIFA in and the TWP out. Stab wound victims were tended to, medics were brought in. The commotion of establishing perimeters to help the injured caused more commotion with ANTIFA, leading to more macing.

 

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As ANTIFA reassembled, it was discovered that two TWP members who appeared to be somewhat in charge had made it into the Capital building. The capital steps were surrounded and the two TWP members emerged, brandishing Nazi salutes and obscene and antagonistic gestures. The steps were rushed and the two TWP members were repeatedly beaten in the head with clubs and had rocks thrown at them, which were created through smashing a pillar standing in front of the capital. They were escorted by the police off of the steps and into a side entrance of the capital, which was destroyed by protesters. In this process, many people were injured and maced by police. Police attempted a barrier with their horses which resulted in protesters punching and beating the horses, attempting to rush the TWP members. ANTIFA began a chant questioning which side the police were on; the police remained silent.

 

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After about 30 minutes, the remaining ANTIFA members gathered on the steps to shout chants of victory and equality. It is believed the two TWP members were escorted out of the capital through one of the underground tunnels. Over the course of the next few hours, ANTIFA members grew hot and tired and slowly filtered out of the capital. Throughout the entire day, nobody was detained for their actions. Investigations into the stabbings are ongoing, with assistance from capital CCTV, myself and other media. TWP was never allowed or given the chance to speak during their time at the capital, which was supposed to be from 12-3:00 PM, I believe. Through my neutral and unbiased reporting of the scene, I believe both sides to be in the wrong. Both sides came equipped for violence, while ANTIFA performed in a rather ironic way – resorting to violence to suppress the universal right to assembly and free speech.

 

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Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

48 Comments

48 Comments

  1. Alessandro Di Benedetto

    July 20, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I bet ANTIFA are horribly confused as to why so many don’t like them. Those poor misunderstood violent communist bums.

  2. Joe Jackson

    July 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Violence is one of the most consistent answers

  3. Axel Brandt

    July 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

    What the fuck is these comments? Have none of you noticed the quite obvious structures of power in society? How dumb are you?

  4. E Louis Cruz

    July 19, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Are the maj. if commenters seriously sympathizing with white supremacists here? Nice. Not trolling. Serious question.

  5. Dustin Beam

    July 19, 2016 at 5:05 am

    So if the anti fascists are in the right, why do they hide their faces behind masks and bandanas? Cowards afraid to associate their identity with their violent actions.

  6. Justin Dodd

    July 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    How can anyone be racist in 2016? You can hop onto Google and find easily obtainable information about how race is a lie. If Google is too complicated a proposal, then i don’t think knocking their last bit of sense out is going to help the problem.

  7. Agnès Blanche

    July 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    (((CVLT Nation)))

  8. Amanda Eurynomos Kizar

    July 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    The racists are the people of color.

  9. Chris Patient

    July 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Not enough clubbing on either side. 2/10 should have brought a fucking spike stick

  10. Michael Paschendale

    July 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Nobody is a hero in cases like these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_theory

  11. thewraithrising film scenes

    July 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t give a shit about ideas, what I care about is who is perpetrating violence. The “anti-racists” are both, racist and violent. They absolutely have the monopoly on violence and all around shit behavior. I’ll take a racist over any of those terrorists any day.

    • Axel Brandt

      July 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      THE STATE has monopoly on violence!!!

  12. Patrick Rogers

    July 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    in this thread: “I’m a (unique radical term) but violence isn’t the answer”

  13. Brian Dempsey

    July 18, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Never seen myself as a racist but i’m am a tribalist .

  14. Cris Corcoran

    July 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    If these people were actually “oppressed” they wouldn’t be able to protest publicly without the state BTFOing them immediately. Also many of these “opressed” weigh like 300 lbs. Oppressed people don’t have the LUXURY of getting fat like that.

  15. Neil Bailey

    July 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I guess the other thing I’d say is, as someone who writes music, you have ideals. You have ideas of perfection of form, of structure, but those are never achieved. There will always be bum notes. But does that mean we should stop having ideals, principled methods and modes? Not at all. It is the striving that matters. So should we discontinue our strivance, just because the world we inhabit is incongruous to that strivance? A reply to a commenter suggested that it was somehow individualistic to be against the assertion. I’d suggest it was individualistic to care more about individual human beings than the principle, that enacting of violence in any other respect than self defence is individualistic. As human beings, who believe in more than just our individual selves, we have to believe instead in ultimate ideals, in pacifism, in order to transcend our individualistic beliefs

  16. Blaid Carrigan

    July 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Ahahahah, talks about “oppression”, are fucking upper class liberals that went to college either for free or on their parents dime. in all honesty, this cultural marxism shite is getting out of hand here. Lets stop the race baiting and bullshit blame game and solve the ACTUAL fucking issues.

    • Cris Corcoran

      July 18, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Ever notice how the “white privilege” trope is pushed by privileged whites?

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Ever notice how at the “protests” they segregate the whites and only use them as human shields or buffers for the media? Ever notice how anti-white they are? They are just idiots, the new KKK for the modern age

    • Cris Corcoran

      July 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Heh ever notice how they stand behind women and talk tough?

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      right? this group in general is very cringe

    • Ben Last

      July 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Ever notice how people that don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about generalize entire groups of individuals as though they’re one uniform entity?

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Except there are numerous videos of BLM supporters talking about killing whites/cops.
      What about all the threats and racist tweets under #blm or #killallwhitemen or #whitey or the numerous anti-white/cop pages on facebook and twitter?
      What about the videos of them claiming we owe them money as reperations for slavery? Or how they generalize all whites are racist.
      Multiple videos where they call whites their “white allies” and “expendable”.
      For fucks sake, I wouldnt hate them or consider them racist unless they gave me a fucking reason

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Oh and dont forget, when you say and genuinly mean #alllivesmatter or #bluelivesmatter they claim racism and then proceed to ignore your claim or argumet.
      Or how they call little to none about black on black crime being the number one killer of black men, yet claim “muh racism” on cops killings when whites are killed almost twice as much.

    • Justin Dodd

      July 18, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      You are an idiot. please stay that way.

    • Ben Last

      July 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Blaid do you go running into breast cancer rallies and start screaming about about heart disease? Because that’s what you’re doing with the all lives matter and black on black crime shit. And thank you for proving my point.

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 18, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      I know exactly what Im talking about you fucking twat, take that shit to your “multiculural studies course” and fuck off with that.
      How is it shit at all to make a point that a life matters reguardless of race, oh cause you cant push a fucking narrative.

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Further more, you almost *never* see BLM talk about the growing crime rates.
      The fact that black men are more likely to be killed by another black man more so than cops.
      The growing rate of highschool dropouts, drug abuse, and pregnancy rates.
      Nope, lets blame a government which currently has a black president, multiple women, black, hispanic, and asians employed in law enforcement, the DOJ, FBI, CIA, Customs, the Senate, House of Reps, and Congress.
      As well as the many who are actual community leaders, mayors, governors, and legislators.
      Where in the fuck is this supposed “white supremacy”? No one can seem to find it.

    • Alex Steel

      July 19, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Ben Last I don’t know, he made you look pretty uneducated tbh.

    • Ben Last

      July 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Alex Steel No. Not really. He’s missed the point entirely.

    • Blaid Carrigan

      July 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      How so? Give me one straight forward answer then Ben. Provide me some proof, or information, maybe say something other than “missed the point”

  17. Neil Bailey

    July 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Nope. And I have a lot of respect for cvlt. But. In 1984, you know how they get Smith? I hate purity, I hate goodness. You need principles. Otherwise you have nothing. There is a lot of noise around right now, it gets harder and harder to hear the little voice. Tune in

  18. Rafael Yrigoyen Zapata

    July 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Both are a bunch of retards

    • Alex Wizo

      July 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      yeah now go back eating your cookies with milk sitting your ass behind a screen

    • Rafael Yrigoyen Zapata

      July 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Ok 🙂

    • Ewig Weibliche

      July 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      He’s right, and I work for a living. Don’t have time to be an hypocrite prone to violent prejudice.

    • Alex Wizo

      July 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Listen idiot, I work my ass off since I was 18 and this never prevented me to be on the street when comrades calls, you are clearly on the wrong page, I mean you and cookies guy up there, people like you 70 years ago was too busy noticing when the fascist police started to collect their neighobors for the party they were in or the religion they were into, you are the kind of guy that when a racist makes a comment on a bus or insult someone pretend wasn’t paying attention: it’s called individualism and cowardice, typical of this selfish shit society you two fully enbody.

    • Samuel Pulenberg

      July 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    • Rafael Yrigoyen Zapata

      July 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      yeah dude you definitely know how to make a better world by being an asshole with every person that doesn’t agree with you. I think that you are one of those idiots that love democracy but when someone does or says something that you don’t approve you react violently. The thing is that both antifacist and white supremacist are just a bunch of tyrants.

      PD: I get my first job when I was 13 that doesn’t make me better than others.

    • Rafael Yrigoyen Zapata

      July 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      And yeah I’m from Peru and I’m white I’ve been treated with privilege and I’ve been treated like shit because of my skin color but what the fuck do I know about racial issues right?

    • Samuel Pulenberg

      July 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      both may be retards because of the pointless violence, but take in mind that one exists because of the other. it’s a good thing to fuck fascism

    • Demian Männlich

      July 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Alex Wizo you have proved only your own arrogance and lack of intellect in your ad hominem filled outburst, judging others of whom you know nothing, just because they disagree with the despicable methods employed by both of these fascist groups. Your whole tirade is built of ignorant hubris and misbegotten self-importance. I,too, have always fought to defend kith and kin, and I got my first job when I was still in elementary school; by your own logic you should bow to me, while you eat your own snacks behind a computer screen. Antifa are racist, terrorist, cowardly scum; and their supporters are naíve, myopic losers at best….

    • Alex Steel

      July 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Alex Wizo you’re like, so radical and oppressed dude. Uneducated fuckwit.

  19. Megan Alexandra

    July 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    👏👏

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