With the temperature in the 70’s in Boston last Saturday, over 20,000 of us snowflakes gently filled the Common and surrounding streets. Our only weapon: our voices.
Some called us the anti-protest protestors.
True, we came to drown out the hatred which was spewed by the racist, Neo-Nazi, white supremacists that had so brazenly descended upon the peace-loving residents of Charlottesville, Virginia the week before. To this charming college-town, they brought their guns, their KKK torches, their Nazi slogans, and, of course, their hatred. One also used his car to commit a domestic terrorist attack against peaceful protestors: killing one, mowing down many others.
That was Charlottesville. Innocent and unsuspecting Charlottesville.
This is Boston. In a matter of a few days, Stand Against Racism, BLM and other anti-hate and racial justice organizations were active in getting 20,000 Bostonians and would-be Bostonians from all over Massachusetts and neighboring states. (If others were given a few more days’ notice, guaranteed our numbers would have swollen to ten or twenty times as many other “agitators” who would have eagerly joined the anti-protest protest.)
Trump sent out a tweet about us “agitators”.
For clarification, is everyone who is not a bigot an agitator? If so, we’re not only agitators, we’re Heather Heyer-proud agitators…we’re Boston-proud agitators…we’re Rhode Island-proud agitators…we’re New England-proud agitators…we’re AMERICAN DEMOCRACY-PROUD agitators.