What Is The March To Confront White Supremacy? It's Determined To Cover Over 100 Miles Of Ground
A coalition of several activist groups is reportedly scheduled to start a lengthy 10-day-long march against white supremacy on Monday. "The March To Confront White Supremacy" will begin its 10-day-long march against white supremacy on August 28 in Charlottesville, Virginia and end it on Sept. 6 in Washington, D.C. The website claimed that the culmination of the rally will take place in Washington, D.C., where activists will participate in nonviolent demonstrations against neo-Nazi ideology. The website for "The March To Confront White Supremacy" described its 112-miles-long journey as a "a sustained civil disobedience campaign."
The website issued a strong statement about its 10-day-long rally by demanding more public efforts against white nationalism as well as a call for removing Donald Trump from his position as the president of the United States. "This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. We demand that President Trump to be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it's done to our country and its people," the website reads.
From the looks of it, the political makeup of the anti-Nazi march appears to be diverse and wide-ranging. A spokesperson for the march told Jezebel that the coalition will consist of members from other political movements as well, such as the Women's March, United We Dream, Working Families, and more.
The march is set to happen a few short weeks after a deadly far-right white supremacist rally, Unite The Right, took place in Charlottesville. The fatal march claimed the lives of three people, including a 32-year-old woman who died after a white man reportedly drove his car into a group of anti-racist activists as well as two state troopers who died in a separate incident involving a helicopter crash. Following the Charlottesville rally, more controversy boiled up when Trump blamed the violence on "many sides."
In the main statement for the rally, the organizers for the march are critical of the president and view him as an accomplice in the rise of white supremacy in the United States.
"It is clear that we can no longer wait for Donald Trump or any elected official to face reality and lead," the website said. The coalition of various activist groups will apparently be joined by churches along the route, which will provide housing and other food for the marchers headed to Washington, D.C.
With a comprehensive website offering information about the organizers, supporters, route navigation, the group's demands, details on logistics, and other resources, it seems like "The March To Confront White Supremacy" is ready to get some necessary work done.