Chants of “Cops and Klan work hand-in-hand” and “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” filled the air outside Philadelphia City Hall Jan. 9. Dozens of anti-fascist, pro-socialist demonstrators gathered there for a demonstration denouncing white supremacy and the failed Jan. 6 fascist insurrection in Washington, D.C.
Several people passing by, including a houseless trans couple, stayed to join the protest and express interest in further actions.
Speakers from Workers World Party, Black Alliance for Peace, Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee, Philly REAL Justice and Working Educators addressed the need for workers’ power and solidarity to fight the emboldened fascist movement. Many speakers raised the open collusion between various state policing entities and the Jan. 6 mob that stormed Congress to keep Trump in office.
— Report by Betsey Piette