For the first time tonight, we saw organized resistance to Donald Trump.
This is a moment I’ve been waiting for since the presidential circus began in 2015. For the first time, we’ve seen what organized resistance to Donald Trump can do: it can stop him in his tracks.
This is no small feat. This is something no one individual or organization has been able to do since Trump threw his hat in the ring last year — Trump has been able to shrug off all nonviolent, traditional means of protest while allowing his supporters to get increasingly more violent and belligerent. Today, antifascists and people of conscience bashed back.
And what happened? The Strongman canceled his rally! And he canceled another rally in Cincinnati!
So now the bar has been raised. And while I’m sure the right-liberal backlash will be predictable (Hillary Clinton has already released a statement condemning protesters), right now I think it’s appropriate for antifascism to celebrate a victory and attend to more urgent matters. Like getting the protesters arrested today out of jail. Visit the Chicago Community Bond Fund’s website for information on how you can help.