Thursday, July 19, 2018

Oath Keepers break their promise, bail on planned far-right protest at Maxine Waters' office

Not so much...
LA Times

A group of far-right protesters who planned to demonstrate outside Rep. Maxine Waters’ district office in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon failed to show up, but dozens of counterprotesters did.

The Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government group that purports to have many veterans as members, said they would protest outside the Los Angeles Democrat’s office on Thursday afternoon.

Waters, who is one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics, angered the group and others by calling on the public to “push back” on administration officials they spot in public.

Calling Waters a “protest terrorist inciter,” the Oath Keepers publicized the planned gathering on Twitter and said they intended to “stand against terrorism, stand for freedom of speech and association, in support of ICE/Border Patrol as they enforce constitutional immigration laws.”

But at 1 p.m., police at the protest site said authorities had been in contact with the group, and it had decided not to come in order to ensure peace.

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