Protesters Confront Armed Fascist “Open Carry” March at Kent State

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On September 29 Alt-right fascists called an “open carry” march, complete with AK-47's, on the Kent State University campus near Cleveland, Ohio. This was where, on May 4, 1970, four students were shot dead by the National Guard for courageously protesting the Vietnam War and the invasion of Cambodia. This armed fascist organizing rally, aimed at allowing students and faculty to carry guns on campus, was an insult and provocation that infuriated many. On Saturday, over 100 counter protesters, including students, 60's people, and Refuse Fascism and other progressive groups righteously confronted, outnumbered, and prevented the fascists from completing their march. They also stood up to the police, who aggressively protected the fascists and came close to trampling one woman. The chant “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!” was taken up, and toward the end of the counter-protest, an American flag was burned with people approvingly watching it go up in flames.


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