Anti-Fascists Gather, Hold Successful Educational Event on University of Minnesota Campus

Twin Cities General Defense Committee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: The Twin Cities General Defense Committee, Local 14
Email: tc-gdc-lst@iww.org
Date: April 1, 2017

Anti-Fascists Gather, Hold Successful Educational Event on University of Minnesota Campus

(Minneapolis, MN, April 1, 2017) – On Friday, March 31, 2017, at 5:30 PM, The Twin Cities General Defense Committee (G.D.C.) held a public rally and educational event at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Union plaza on the topic of anti-fascism and solidarity. The event was attended by approximately 100 people, andwas organized in solidarity with the anti-fascist activist, I.W.W. and G.D.C. member who was shot and nearly died on the University of Washington, Seattle campus on January 20th.

Educational components of the rally included a discussion of ‘free speech,’ and why anti-fascists argue that framing fascism as a ‘free speech’ question is dangerous. They discussed the anti-fascist tactic of ’no platform,’ the anti-fascist strategy of refusing to permit fascists…

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