Bradley Griffin, who posts under the name “Hunter Wallace” on his blog Occidental Dissent, has announced that a “White Lives Matter” rally will be held in Shelbyville, Tennessee three days before Halloween. According to him this will be organized by Nationalist Front, the coalition of of organizations that includes not only the White Lives Matter organization, but also Matthew Heimbach’s Traditionalist Worker Party, the National Socialist Movement, League of the South and Vanguard America. In short the very same people who were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville are bringing it to Tennessee. In fact, before this was called a “White Lives Matter” Rally, it was called “Unite the Right 2.0” recalling the Aug. 12 event that ended with the death of Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer allegedly at the hands of someone who was seen earlier holding a Vanguard America shield.
This is the third event this year in Tennessee that locals are mobilizing against, the other two being the American Renaissance conference in July just outside Nashville and the Stormfront conference in Crossville just a few weeks ago. They are looking forward to making a go at this one as well!
Looks like Tennessee is going to be a hotspot on Oct. 28, because in addition to the town of Shelbyville, the Nationalist Front, a coalition of groups that include the National Socialist Movement, the Traditionalist Worker Party, League of the South and various Klan groups, will be holding a march in Murfreesboro as well. Below is the statement from Murfreesboro Loves, the main coalition organizing against them:
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As you are aware by now, several groups of bonafide white supremacists (League of the South, National Socialist Movement, and Traditionalist Workers Party) have decided to hold a “White Lives Matter” rally in Murfreesboro. The League of the South applied for a permit to rally from 11-4 on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in the inner circle area of the County Courthouse on Murfreesboro’s square. That application is pending.
Murfreesboro’s citizens reject their white supremacist ideals. The diversity of faiths, nationalities, race and sexual orientation are the things that make our community such a beautiful place to live and work and raise our families. And we intend to show them that #murfreesboroloves on October 28th.
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This will be a peaceful, nonviolent, non-confrontational event.
Details coming soon. But this will include a march, prayers, speakers, fellowship, food and more.
We plan to make it family friendly.
This event will still take place even if the hate rally is canceled.
W H E N
This will depend on the rally permit.
It will be in the afternoon.
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The following organizations support this event.
if you want your organization to be added please message one of the hosts.
AAUW Murfreesboro ❤
Advent Lutheran Church ❤
American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) ❤
Key United Methodist Church ❤
MTSU Student Coalition Against Hate ❤
Murfreesboro Cold Patrol ❤
Murfreesboro Muslim Youth ❤
Radical Arts (theatre org) ❤
Roots for Refugees ❤
Rutherford County Democratic Party ❤
Rutherford County Interfaith Council
Rutherford County Chapter – SOCM ❤
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC] ❤