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Alert: Volunteers Needed to Protect Trump Supporters at Minneapolis Trump Rally!

 

ALERT: Security volunteers needed! (UPDATED 10-7-2019)

Oath Keepers, veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots, we need your help to protect Trump Supporters at the upcoming Trump Campaign rally in Minneapolis, MN this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.  See below for details on how to volunteer or how to support our volunteers. 

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The violent communists of Antifa have issued a national call to action for Antifa and other radical, America hating leftists to converge on the upcoming Trump rally in Minneapolis on Oct 10 to “disrupt” the Trump rally with an Antifa black block “America is Canceled” protest against capitalism.   We also expect trouble from the same radical leftists in Minneapolis that assaulted Trump supporters in 2016.

As we previously reported, in 2016 violent leftists in Minneapolis assaulted Trump supporters, spitting on them, punching them, and throwing garbage on them at a Trump Campaign fundraiser at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Cynthia Schanno of St. Paul said she attended the rally and was surprised that protesters were allowed to get so close to what she was told was the only point of entrance.  Afraid to walk through the crowd by herself, Schanno said she asked a police officer to escort her to the door, but he refused.  “He said ‘No, they’re going to accost me. You’re on your own,’ ” she recalled.

Schanno said she was surprised when it was over that attendees had to leave through the same door. Protesters pounded at the glass doors and tried to prevent people from closing doors when anyone exited.

The attendees were forced to leave the event without any police protection and were attacked by the more aggressive protesters. “The same thing happened on the way out,” Schanno said. “All of a sudden, these women come up to us … and they started spitting on us. I felt like, had I opened my mouth and said anything, I would have been hurt.  “The cops were sitting right there and they didn’t do a single thing,” Schanno said. “Not one single thing. I couldn’t believe it.”

The protests [in 2016] were organized and promoted by the following groups:

Minneapolis police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Michal said there were no arrests.

 

And that is why we need to be there this time to make sure that kind of violent abuse of Trump supporters, including elderly women, doesn’t happen again.   This is a matter of duty and honor.   We will be providing volunteer security escorts for rally attendees as they walk to and from the rally.  We need to protect them and we need you to step up and help us. If we don’t protect them, who will?   And if you don’t help us, who will?

Here is what is posted on the leading Antifa website, It’s Going Down, about their plans to disrupt the Trump rally this Thursday, October 10:

Call For An Anti-Capitalist Bloc At The Upcoming Anti-Trump Protest In Minneapolis, Minnesota On Thursday, October 10th.

Trump is having a campaign rally in downtown Minneapolis. He wants to keep America great, but…

AMERICA IS CANCELED.

Join us to celebrate with an anti-capitalist bloc.

Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your crew and come prepared to disrupt the nightmare that is Trump.

October 10th • 6pm • Target Center

Meet at the “America is Canceled” banner.

Alert: Volunteers Needed to Protect Trump Supporters at Minneapolis Trump Rally!

We are confident that the interior of venue itself at the Target Center will be safe (the Secret Service will see to that), but we have serious concerns for the safety of attendees as they walk from their vehicles to the venue, and then back to their vehicles in the dark afterward.   In addition to what happened in Minneapolis in 2016, there have been numerous examples of Trump supporters being attacked under those circumstances, especially as they leave a rally (see below videos).  That is why we need to be there to provide volunteer security escorts for Trump rally attendees in Minneapolis, MN just as we recently did to great success at the Trump rally in Rio Rancho, NM.

 

Leftists have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to shut down the free speech and assembly of other people.  Nor do they have a right to assault people because they don’t like their politics.  We have a duty to protect our fellow Americans against such terrorism, and we will.  No American, of whatever political party, should have to worry about being violently assaulted as they attend a public political rally.

HOW YOU CAN HELP! 

VOLUNTEER:  If you are within driving range of Minneapolis, MN, and you are capable of assisting with security, we need your help in keeping the rally attendees safe.  NOTE:  you do NOT have to be a member of Oath Keepers to volunteer.

To volunteer, email us at:  oathkeepersok@gmail.com

(we are using that email for now, to ensure reliable communications with volunteers as we update our IT systems)

Put “Minneapolis Trump Rally Security Volunteer” in the subject line.  Please provide your full name, phone number, zip code, and tell us about your prior service, training, or experience that is relevant to a security mission.  If you have a CCW valid in Minnesota, please let us know.  If you are a member of Oath Keepers, please include your membership number.  Please also include links to any social media profiles.   Expect to be heavily vetted.  As always, we will not accept anyone who advocates, or belongs to any group that advocates, the overthrow of the U.S. government or that discriminates along racial lines.  We also cannot use anyone who is a convicted felon.

We are looking for calm, physically capable men who can effectively protect others, while also keeping their cool under pressure.

We always work closely with other awesome patriot or biker groups.  If you are the leader of a motorcycle club, riding club, association, or group that is interested in helping with security, or the leader of a three percent group, firearms association, or other patriot group, please email us at the same oathkeepersok@gmail.com email, but please add “Security Leader” in the subject line and tell us who you are with (we will trust you to vet your own men).

In addition to men who can fulfill volunteer security escort duties, we also need medical personnel and HAM radio operators to assist with those critical tasks.   We also need a skilled videographer/photographer who can livestream and take still photos for us.  If you can do that, please put “videographer” in the subject line.

NOTE:  If you want to help, or if you simply want to attend the rally, please reserve a rally ticket ASAP by going here.   There is a distinct possibility that only rally ticket holders will be allowed inside a large event security perimeter, so please get a ticket.  Expect radical leftists to grab tickets as well, so they can infiltrate and disrupt the rally from within, so don’t presume you can grab a ticket last minute.

 

SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS:   If you can’t make it in person to help, please consider making a donation to support our volunteers who can make it, and to support our mission.   We will be reimbursing gas money for our vetted volunteers, as well as providing hotel accommodations and food for them, and mission-critical supplies.  You can donate here:

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As always, our police officers and military veterans will be communicating and coordinating closely with local law enforcement and federal LEOs so we do not get in their way while still doing our critical work of protecting rally attendees.   This will be an independent volunteer security operation, not formally associated with either the Trump campaign or with any law enforcement agency, but our Oath Keepers police officers will closely liaison with all relevant LEOs so they know who we are, why we are there, where we will be, who our leaders are and how to contact them, and vis versa.  We have done that dozens of times as we have protected people from Antifa violence all over the nation, from Inauguration Day in DC, on.

Antifa’s normal M.O. is to harass, assault, and distract police with one of their “black block” formations (often throwing rocks, bottles, etc at police and setting fires) and then seek out vulnerable individuals for a gang beating of three or four on one, often with a masked Antifa hitting the victim in the head with a hard object, such as a bike lock, and then disappearing back into the “black block” of identically clad Antifa, making it difficult to find the perp.  They especially like to attack people as they try to get back to their vehicles.  They often target the elderly and infirm.  For example, at the recent Rio Rancho, NM Trump rally, we prevented violent leftists from assaulting an elderly disabled veteran.

 

At an even more recent event in Canada, Antifa harassed and intimidated an elderly couple, blocking their way and preventing them from being able to enter the venue, violating their rights to free speech and assembly:

These videos show some of the leftist violence at past Trump rallies:

 

For an example of the kind of physical violence we are concerned about, watch this video from the 2016 San Jose, CA Trump rally where Trump supporters were attacked as they left the rally, showing radical leftists sucker punching Trump supporters or attacking them in gangs:

The rhetoric of the left has only intensified since, labeling all Trump supporters ( even if they are Hispanic or black) as “supporters of white supremacy,” “racist” and “fascist” just for wanting a secure border and wanting our immigration laws enforced.  There were many patriotic Mexican-American Trump supporters at the Rio Rancho rally, just as at least half the crowd at the El Paso Trump rally in February were Hispanic.  But that reality doesn’t faze the Marxist ideology obsessed leftists who insist that to be patriotic or conservative is equivalent to being a “Nazi” or a member of the KKK, and who therefor justify shutting down the free speech of other Americans through violence.

Because of this reality, Oath Keepers and our allies will be there to help provide volunteer security escorts for rally attendees as they go into the rally and as they leave the rally and return to their vehicles.  We expect to do the same at other Trump rallies from now until Election Day, 2020.

It is critical that we preserve the free speech and political assembly rights of our fellow Americans.  Our republican form of government is in peril when Americans don’t feel safe to attend a political rally.   If you can help in person, please step up and volunteer by emailing us at: oathkeepersok@gmail.com.

If you can’t make it in person, please support those who can, and support our mission, by making a donation here:

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Please also consider joining Oath Keepers to help us in our mission to preserve and protect the U.S. Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  You do NOT have to be prior service to join.  We are all in this together!   Join here:

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For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes

Founder of Oath Keepers

 

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Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

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10 comments

  1. Use and you can still face a life time in prison. Patriots need extra protection under the law when dealing with enemies of the USA such as Antifa, CAIR and other groups and organizations that seek to ultimately destroy the Founder’s creation.

  2. @Science….
    Or when WE THE PEOPLE wake up to the fact that we don’t need any bodies permission to defend ourselves from those who would want to do us bodily harm. The US Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, and that includes the 2A and the rest of the Bill of Rights.

  3. Not according to the Democrats. I wake up every morning knowing g that Donald Trump is my President. He can’t be bought and the Democrat and some Republicans doesn’t like that. We the people should be the ones who decides term limits. put it on our ballots.

  4. There are two comments that were not approved. Both writers seriously dislike President Trump, called him names, and were scolding us for protecting him. That’s not what we’re doing. The Secret Service does that. We will be there to try to protect the people who want to attend the event.

    Some people are not happy with the results of the 2016 election and don’t like our current president. That is their right. However, many people do like our President and attend his rallies to hear him speak. That is their right.

    There are groups in this country, like Antifa, who violently try to prevent any speech they don’t like. They wear masks to hide their identity and often gang up on easy targets like the elderly and disabled. Our goal is to try to prevent Antifa from attacking rally attendees. (It’s very easy to tell who we are protecting by reading the title of the article.)

    I’s about free speech. Our President has a right to speak, and We the People have a right to hear him speak if we want to.

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