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AntiFA to Burn Flag and Desecrate Graves in Gettysburg

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“ANTIFA” are planning on holding a rally at Gettysburg National Battlefield on July 1st, asks it’s members to “Bring and Burn Confederate Flags”.

By: Amy Lynne Thomas – The Sunbury American and Northumberland County Journal

Over the past few weeks, several US cities have been a hotbed of controversy over the removal of several Confederate monuments. After decades standing sentinel over New Orleans, the last of four Confederate monuments have been removed after being labeled as “Monuments of Racism and Hate”. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said of the removal of his city’s monuments: “To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in our more prominent places—in honor—is an inaccurate recitation of our full past, is an affront to our present and it is a bad prescription for our future”. The next state to follow in the footsteps in the movement is Arizona, where leaders call for the swift removal of six Confederate monuments around the state.

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Most recently, “Antifa” protesters in Texas have demanded the removal of a 100-year-old statue and “any other landmark that bears the name of Sam Houston”. Houston, one of the founders of Texas, was a staunch Unionist and denounced the creation of the Confederacy. But Houston owned slaves, so he’s been added to the purge list, which now includes: Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson, among many others.

Susan Platt, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, called for the Commonwealth to take down Confederate monuments and rename Confederate-themed highways and public buildings. In her political announcement, she states “I don’t believe it is right to celebrate an act of treason against the United States of America, a war that was waged for the purpose of maintaining slavery”.

In an online video,  Right Wing News stated that the “City of Baltimore wants to follow in New Orleans footsteps and remove several Confederate monuments”; including monuments to General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and ones to soldiers, sailors, and women.

Many have asked, “How long til this moves North?” To answer that question, the statue of a former mayor, Orville Hubbard, was removed from the front of the old City Hall building in Dearborn, Michigan and spent 17 months in storage before being placed on the lawn of the Dearborn Historical Museum. Beyond his name and dates of service, the statue’s new site will not provide any information about Hubbard and his views that made Dearborn “a symbol of the deep-seated racism of the North,” the New York Times said in 1969.

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A local group of self-proclaimed anti-fascism activists called “ANTIFA” are planning on holding a rally at Gettysburg National Battlefield on July 1st in protest of President Trump and asks it’s members to “Bring and Burn Confederate Flags”. The reasoning behind why this group picked the date and location for their rally is for the importance Gettysburg played in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met General George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg. When the Battle of Gettysburg was over on July 3, 1863, 51,000 soldiers were casualties (killed, wounded, captured or missing) in what remains the largest battle ever fought in North America. There are approximately 1,328 monuments, markers and memorials that stand in both the cemetery and battlefield to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops who fought there.

In removing any monument or marker of history, to what purpose does that serve? History in every corner of the world while oftentimes ugly and heinous, still serves a purpose. It is a remembrance to learning from our past and not condemning ourselves to repeat it. To some, it is a heritage that we tell future generations of who they are, where they come from and our American history is not a stumbling block but a stepping stone to a better future.

Update: The event link has recently been taken down: https://us.eventbu.com/gettysburg/burn-confederate-flag-to-trigger-trump-fans-day/229814

More perspectives on last years AntiFA Gettysburg protest:

http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news/local/gettysburg-area/2016/03/05/tensions-high-gettysburg-confederate-flag-rally/81310910/

https://centralpaantifascist.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/shut-down-confederate-flag-day-rally-reportback/

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State Police Horse Stabbed in Neck by AntiFA Militant

New: AntiFA to Burn Flag and Desecrate Graves in Gettysburg 

Update: The recent violent demonstrations by AntiFA have prompted the Harrisburg Police Department to request an additional $65,000 in riot gear.

On 6/10/17 11:32am, Harrisburg Police were assisting with the Act For America Rally on the Capital steps of N. 3rd & State Streets. During this Rally part of the protestors moved from the capital steps north bound on N. 3rd Street throughout the midtown area. Multiple mounted PSP Troopers and Harrisburg Police were assisting with moving a large crowd from blocking the 1200 BLK of N 6th Street towards the sidewalk.

A PSP Corporal and his partner, horse Sampson, were attempting to move the crowd when the defendant, Lisa Simon, used a flag pole with a silver nail at the top of the pole to strike horse Sampson in the side of the neck. Simon did this while obstructing the troopers from performing their duties to move the crowd onto the sidewalk.

Simon resisted Harrisburg Police officers from effecting a lawful arrest. Both the PSP Corporal and horse Sampson were able to continue working with minimal injury.

A warrant is being requested for the following charges: Aggravated Assault to Police, Taunting Police Animals, Prohibited Offensive Weapons, Obstruction to Law Enforcement Function, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct


Case Number: 17-0610-033-001

Arrest Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Charges:

Aggravated Assault-Police

Police Animals-Taunt/Torment/Strike

Offensive Weapon

Obstruction Administrative Law

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Conduct

Source: Harrisburg Bureau of Police

Expect HEAVY Police Presence in Harrisburg on Saturday

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Update: Trump will sign Executive Order for the review of our International Trade agreements, at Ames True Temper on the West Shore, Saturday afternoon. Specifically, the order is to determine whether America is being treated fairly by its trading partners and the 164-nation World Trade Organization. 

Update: VP Pence will accompany Trump in Harrisburg

By: Sean M. Guay

Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg should be expecting a military style police state takeover tomorrow, if the preparation by the Local and State Police, combined with the Federal Secret Service, for the Presidential Visit to the city is similar to the November Neo-Nazi Rally on the Capitol Steps. This experience may resemble the show of force typically displayed by foreign powers that are less than democratic.


Unfortunately, these are not peaceful times in the world, and the problems that were spawned by the economic decline of the post-2008 era, have manifested into the political realities that we are faced with even here in mainstream America, and the dilemma of our millennial generation to find its place in the world.

On the day of the Neo-Nazi rally, less that 6 months ago in Harrisburg, the police were prepared for a full scale war. A helicopter hovered over our heads all day and there were reportedly rooftop snipers located on buildings in the general vicinity of the rally. The State Police had a full riot platoon of soldiers, accompanied by a fleet of more than a dozen horseback mounted troopers from the Tactical Mounted Unit.


When the rally reached its climax, the protestors erupted in yelling, then throwing rocks and fireworks over the heads of police towards the neo-nazis. A mobilized State Police Caravan of 4 SUV’s was initiated and came blaring down N. 3rd Street in unison to the Capitol Steps.

Some of the hype of this event was lost in the developing news surrounding the Presidential Election on November 8th, just three days after this rally and counter-protest.

Harrisburg is very much a politically active city.

Starting at 4pm, the MaClay Street Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic between Cameron and 7th Streets for tomorrow’s events.

The following pictures are from the November Rally and the riot police takeover of Harrisburg:


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