A so-called “antifascist” group that supports illegal immigration is planning a rally against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump this Saturday in New York City, the same day that a Black Lives Matter affiliated group that also supports illegal immigration is planning a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
— Brigada 71 (@CosmosAFA) March 6, 2016
Our rally to #CrushTrump is picking up steam. 4k RSVPs.
This Saturday. Columbus Circle.
— Brigada 71 (@CosmosAFA) March 15, 2016
The Facebook page for the recently formed group Cosmopolitan Antifascists announces the Rally Against Donald Trump, using the hashtag #CrushTrump, will be held Saturday at 11 AM at New York’s Columbus Circle. The group’s Facebook announcement says:
Donald J. Trump has made headlines in recent months with his divisive rhetoric, hate speech, and extremist plans to “make America great again”. We, in fact, believe this will do the opposite to this nation. Trump’s policy threatens many of us in the Black, Latino, LGBT, Muslim, and other communities. These policies and this type of speech has no place in this country, and certainly does not have a place in the city that Trump grew his empire in, which is considered such a melting pot and home for many of the same people Trump continues to wage war on. Join us at Columbus Circle as we march to Trump Tower as we say no to hate, no to divisiveness, no to fascist policies, and most importantly, no to Donald J. Trump.
The Cosmopolitan Antifascists are soccer fans, working in solidarity with English groups who combine pro-leftist sentiments with the sport. New York City has a professional soccer team called the New York Cosmos, although the group says it is not directly affiliated with the team.
Stand for what you believe in. pic.twitter.com/pgFZDaHAIf
— Brigada 71 (@CosmosAFA) February 29, 2016
Football is such a brilliant and important vehicle for change. Kein Fussball Den Faschisten! https://t.co/RuwisEmCJe
— Brigada 71 (@CosmosAFA) February 29, 2016
The invite for the event leads to the Facebook page of Nathen Taylor, a nose ring-wearing man who says he previously worked at Saatchi & Saatchi London and who currently works as a digital designer at Leicester City Football Club. Taylor’s recent Facebook cover was a photo of Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders. His Instragram feed has a number of soccer related photos, as well as pro-illegal immigration messaging and one picture shows him wearing a Bernie Sanders T-shirt, styled after the seminal Los Angeles punk rock group Black Flag.
As Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam points out, “We have a Bernie activist/supporter using corporate brands across the Atlantic to agitate against Trump.”
Showing the wide range of anti-Trump sentiment from both the far left and the GOP establishment, Cosmopolitan Antifascist’s twitter feed recently retweeted both Democrat New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney related to their anti-Trump attacks.
I didn’t realize this was in question. Behaves like a racist, speaks like a racist…of course @RealDonaldTrump is a racist.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 12, 2016
ICYMI: Watch my speech on the state of the 2016 presidential race https://t.co/uJmonN0IwD
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
Meanwhile in Arizona, the “Puente Human Rights Movement”— a longtime antagonist of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — is also planning a rally against Trump. The group announced details on its Facebook page:
Get ready to be #UnitedAgainstHate and say #NoMasTrumpadas in Arizona.
Time and place are not yet announced.
We’ll add details as we get them. Spread the word.
Listos para decir #NoMasTrumpadas.
El tiempo y lugar no es información pública todavía.
Añadimos más detailles pronto.
As Breitbart News exposed, that group is directly connected to Black Lives Matter cofounder Opal Tometi, who serves on the group’s board.
Puente organized the rally at the very first large-scale Donald Trump event held last year in Phoenix, and is heavily funded by leftist donors including pro-illegal immigration group Philanthropy Unbound.
Aside from this Saturday’s planned anti-Trump rally, Puente recently posted a video announcing another rally against what it terms as “a wave of anti-immigrant bills” for March 23.
The Cosmopolitan Antifascist group expressed support for the recent shutdown of Donald Trump’s plan speaking engagement in Chicago.
Donald Trump went on to win the Illinois primary on Tuesday.
Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, along with this reporter, explained how the professional Left plans to shut down the conservative and nationalist movement Thursday on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM:
Special thanks to Breitbart London for their help on this article.