|Police leaving the scene!|
|The filth comes marching in!|
|Occupy Oakland arrives at the front!|
|This little piggie went to the hospital...|
We find that the confrontation of Monday was a success, but offers us many opportunities to learn and to sharpen our skills as street fighters and militants. First, one of our stated goals was to bring attention to the rally as one organized by a collection of white power, nationalist, and racist skinhead groups. We feel that this was accomplished. Across the US, hardly any other news even reported on the SAP, except in regards to the events in Sacramento, and this was only to mention that it was in the streets that people physically stood and fought racist and Neo-Nazi fascists. We see this as a victory; not because we think that the media owned by the upper class can 'tell our story,' but because we successfully destroyed the very story that the racists were hoping to create around their cause.
|A total of four comrades were arrested.|
While the Nazis were confronted in the streets as well as the cops who protected them, people should be clear on their short comings. People could have been much better prepared to meet the fascists at their meeting spot at 11 AM. Having scouts at the outside of the Capitol would have allowed the larger group time to intersect them directly in the street. When the crowd was then attacking the racists across from the parking garage, it could have also been much better organized and attempted not to scatter when the police attempted to rush the line to move the crowd. We must keep in mind that while police in the Central Valley are not as well trained as in Oakland or San Francisco in dealing with protests, they also do not have to try and appear to act within the facade of a liberal or 'progressive' city government. While they may deal less with political clashes in the street, they have cut their teeth in the day in and day out repression of working, poor, migrant, and people of color.
|Fascism can only be met with resistance.|
In the least, people have shown that racists and fascists cannot walk our streets without resistance.
Freedom to our comrades facing charges.
Death to white supremacy and fascism.
"From Oakland to Sacktown,
the Bay Area and back down,
Cali is where they put they