According to the shutitdowndc.org website, the Antifa side of the equation has purposes far beyond responding to the Unite the Right 2 demonstration set to take place on the Charlottesville, Va. rally anniversary on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House.
The Antifa counter-protest website, calling the event “Shut It Down DC” and “Trans and Queer #ResistDance Against White Supremacy,” states a much broader purpose and is supported by a long list of left-wing organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Anarchist Agency, Fredrick Socialists, D.C. Antifascist Collective, Millenials for Revolution, Occupy Wall Street, and Philly Antifa.
“This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system,” the website states.
“We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.”
Ralph Northam, and the United States National Guard is on standby.