The racist rally was called after Gov. Jay Inslee declared that Washington state would welcome refugees from Syria. “ACT for America,” a hate group, organized the small rally. Their rhetoric encourages hate crimes at home and imperialist war abroad.
The anti-racists overwhelmed the hate speech, chanting, “Say it loud! Say it clear! Refugees are welcome here!” The anti-racist demonstration was made up of community and political activists carrying signs saying, “Welcome Refugees!”