When the Proud Boys and other protestors come to D.C. this week, they might find Alexandrians counter-protesting them in D.C. and at hotels in Virginia.
A protest group called Shut Down DC is planning a rally outside of Holiday Inn (2460 Eisenhower Avenue) in Alexandria, where some of the right-wing protestors coming to D.C. are allegedly staying.
The counter-protest, called “No Rooms for Fascists”, is planned for 3 p.m. today (Monday). Attendees are asked to wear a mask and while a flyer for the protest said to wear black, event organizers said in an email that’s no longer expected.
“Holiday Inn Alexandria is hosting violent white supremacists and Neo-Nazis on the week of Jan. 6,” the flyer said. “We reject Holiday Inn’s support of violent fascists who intent to harm our community. Join us to expose Holiday Inn’s preference for white supremacists.”
Grassroots Alexandria expressed a message of support for the protest and encouraged those who don’t feel safe marching to write to local media and their political leadership. Grassroots Alexandria also led protests outside of acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s home this summer.
Jonathan Krall, executive director of Grassroots Alexandria, said in an email that the organization is calling on Holiday Inn to cancel the reservations for right-wing organizers scheduled this week.
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