A vivid reminder that Republican efforts to steal/delegitimize the election are an expression of white supremacy:
Thousands of maskless rallygoers who refuse to accept the results of the election turned downtown Washington into a falsehood-filled spectacle Saturday, two days before the electoral college will make the president’s loss official.
In smaller numbers than their gathering last month, they roamed from the Capitol to the Mall and back again, seeking inspiration from speakers who railed against the Supreme Court, Fox News and President-elect Joe Biden. The crowds cheered for recently pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, marched with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and stood in awe of a flyover from what appeared to be Marine One.
But at night, the scene became violent. At least four people were stabbed near Harry’s Bar at 11th and F streets NW, a gathering point for the Proud Boys, a male-chauvinist organization with ties to white nationalism.
Fine people on both sides:
This image frm last night is a violent white mob desecrating the #BlackLivesMatter sign outside @MetropolitanAME, an historic Black church in D.C. This was the home church of my cousin #GwenIfill. Her funeral was held there. As was the funeral of #FrederickDouglass. pic.twitter.com/ERgQNfD147— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) December 13, 2020
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that much economic anxiety.