CALL TO ACTION: ALERT! – Help Defend Freedom of Assembly and Free Speech in Harrisburg on April 29th! (Updated 04/30/2017)
Join us for an evening defending peaceful assembly and free speech!
Lets’ make sure the people have a safe environment to exercise their rights and make sure the bad guys fail in their effort to disrupt this event.
All patriots welcome!
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President Donald Trump will be in Harrisburg Saturday April 29th to mark his 100th day in office, hosting an event in the New Holland Arena at the Farm Show & Expo Center. Several organizations, including Antifa, are organizing anti-Trump rallies and marches to coincide with his appearance.
One of the anti-Trump events will begin around 5 p.m. near the softball field in front of the Dept. of Agriculture building on Cameron Street. In an email, organizers said that gathering will then be followed by a march beginning at 6 p.m. at the intersection of 7th and Forster. The march will proceed north on 7th Street toward the Farm Show.
A collective of regional Antifa organizations has asked its members to begin assembling on the intersection of Peffer St and Wallace St, behind the park. They anticipate that sufficient members will congregate from Antifa organizations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey to form a march by 8:30PM. They have asked their members to “show up prepared to physically defend the march, wear black and cover your faces”. They have also requested that street medics to show up prepared to provide medical treatment.
Several other organizations, including Refuse Fascism, are planning to protest the event. The total number of protesters is expected to be at least 300.
Oath Keepers has information regarding a plan by members of one of these Antifa organizations to infiltrate the Free Speech area on the West lawn of the Expo Center. We also have information that they are aware of Oath Keepers plans to attend the event with hopes of infiltrating our ranks. The intent of the planned infiltration is not clear, however it does appear that dispersion of free speech participants using fireworks and smoke canisters is a possibility.
Please help support our efforts to protect everyone’s free speech rights.
If you can’t join us, please donate to help defray the travel costs those who can.
As expected roughly 300 anti-Trump protesters (and a handful of pro-Trump counter protesters) assembled at 5PM for a rally and then commenced their march to the Farm Show & Expo Center arriving prior to the beginning of the formal rally event:
As expected, members of Refuse Fascism and various regional Antifa organizations assembled at 8:30PM in the designated Free Speech Area and commenced their protest. These groups were closely monitored and controlled by the Pennsylvania State Police:
The Pennsylvania State Police did an exceptional job and to our knowledge there was no violence perpetrated at the event. We are awaiting the final report from our ground team and will post an update when it is received.