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The Mother Of All Rallies Was Not 20 | by Stephen D. Melkisethian
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The Mother Of All Rallies Was Not 20

Washington DC, The National Mall, September 16, 2017. Around a thousand supporters of President Donald J. Trump gathered here today for an event they rather unfortunately named "The Mother Of All Rallies". The organizers boasted that they would pitch an event that would dwarf the massive anti-Trump Women's March that was staged the day after Trump's poorly attended Inauguration. There were militia and other anti-government hate groups in attendance but DC is not crazy Charlottesville, Virginia so there were no open carry firearms. I did observe some participants carrying metal rods and wooden walking sticks clearly intended to be used as weapons. Some participants sported Nazi, Neo-Nazi skinhead and other white supremacist tattoos and clothing. Most of the speakers stuck to the same tired old far right wing talking points; undocumented immigrants are "illegal aliens" and should be kicked out of the country, the media is mostly "fake news", Hillary should be "locked up", folks who refuse to "unite" behind Trump are "un-American" etc.

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Taken on September 16, 2017