Calling on everyone from Ohio:
If you can possibly get to Lansing, MI this Saturday, come, help drown out anti-Muslim bigotry – REFUSE a fascist America! If you can offer a ride or if you need a ride call 216-501-8966.
On June 10, fascists will rally in dozens of cities across the country. The rallying point for these white-supremist thugs closest to Northeast Ohio is Lansing MI.
They claim to oppose Sharia Law, but really they are against all Muslims. They claim that Islam is a “political ideology,” not a religion – therefore, they insist that Muslims don’t deserve legal protection under the Constitutional right to Freedom of Religion. They claim to stand for women and LGBTQ people against Islamic extremists, but this is hypocrisy used to prettify their anti-Muslim agenda. Their lead organizer, Brigitte Gabriel, worked for years for the viciously woman-hating, anti-LGBTQ Christian fascist Pat Robertson, and their speaker’s list is packed with notorious misogynists. Most dangerous of all: they are closely aligned with – and in many cases directly tied to – the fascist Trump/Pence Regime.
Brigitte Gabriel has bragged that her group, “has a direct line to Donald Trump, and has played a fundamental role in shaping his views and suggested policies with respect to radical Islam.” And, by promoting the false notion that these fascists are the besieged victims, they are creating a climate where fanatical Trump supporters feel emboldened to carry out violence and terror against Muslims and those who stand with them.
Our counter-protest will begin at 9:00 AM, 915 Miller Rd, Lansing, MI. Coming from the Cleveland area you will need to leave about 5AM.
Friday, June 9: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Join the Refuse Fascism contingent in the March For Science: Cleveland1979 , W. 25th St Cleveland (near W. 25th/Ohio City stop on the red line). March to Cleveland City Hall.
Saturday, June 10: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: If you cannot get to Michigan, help take NO! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America! to Parade the Circle in University Circle. Assemble in front of the Natural History Museum, 1 Wade Oval Drive, at 11AM.