This is a reprint of an article from Scission on the coming joint Nazi and Klansman rally coming to Kansas City on Saturday November 9th. For all those readers who are in or around Kansas City please join the event page here. The counter rally will be at the Jackson County Courthouse 415 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106 starting at 2 pm.
Nazis (National Socialist Movement)are coming to my town. They aren’t coming here alone. They are hoping to bring a plethora of other white supremacists with them. They will be gathering on the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City this Saturday afternoon for a public rally and then heading to an undisclosed location to do their more private dirty deeds.
Grass roots organizing by anti-racist activists has been underway to let the white supremacists know they are less then welcome here. They plan for a counter rally just across from the nazi led rally to let the white supremacist see what Kansas City thinks of their ilk.
A group of “liberal” minded citizens with the support of the city and establishment groups has suddenly emerged with an alternate rally far from the scene. They are claiming the grassroots counter rally planned at the Courthouse will provoke violence. This plan is an unfortunate splitting of what should be one big show of resolve against the appearance of Nazis, white supremacist, and other racists in our city.
Scission believes that a disciplined, yet free, counter rally in sight of the white supremacists makes far more sense then holding some festival far from the scene. Scission believes a large turnout at the Courthouse counter rally is important for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the safety of those counter demonstrating. It is also important that the white supremacists see what Kansas Citians really think of them, hear directly what Kansas Citians have to say to them, understand that Kansas Citians are not afraid of them. Scission calls upon those planning the far away event to reconsider or, at a minimum, to let those who attend their rally know that another event is happening which will express our outrage directly without any intent of violence.
What follows are various statements from and about the grassroots rally currently being organized for this Saturday at the Courthouse. The information is taken from several facebook pages helping to put together the Courthouse anti-nazi counter rally. Continue reading