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Death in June disrupted in San Fransisco. Solidarity to our comrades in Los Angeles
Last night at 9 PM sharp 20 anti-fascists marched to the Mezzanine to disrupt the Death in June show. Several people waiting in line were wearing fascist uniforms and flashing fascist tattoos at the Anfifas. The Mezzanine hired an all black security team who when told they were doing security for a fascist band decidec to step aside. At least 10 people wearing fascist uniforms and sporting fascist tattoos were beaten. Also the barricades of the Mezzanine were thrown into their fans and at thier windows. The security team stood aside and watched as the venue was vandalized and all anti-fascists escaped before the cops came. Some anti-fascists that didn't get rowdy decided to stay behind and infiltrate the show. It was also reported that Vice Magazine showed up to document the conflict.
To report more please anonymously and securly email: bayareaantifa [at] cyber-rights.net
The previous morning anti-fascist vandalized the Vex:
"Early this morning on September 11th members of the Clement Antifascist Front attacked the Vex venue in Los Angeles. The Vex made the mistake of booking the fascist third position band Death in June for a show tomorrow night, September 12th at 5240 Alhambra Ave Los Angeles, California 90032, so we glued all of their locks and left antifascist symbols painted in red on the front and back of the building. We also painted “We are always watching” along with multiple exclamations of “ANTIFA!” on the building and loading dock.
We hope this sends a clear message that fascists and fascist sympathizers are not welcome in Los Angeles. When “art” promotes fascism and third position politics, becoming a breeding ground for neo-fascist, it must be resisted and destroyed by any means. There is no room for discussion, and if you do not support this action then you do not support the fight against fascism and white supremacy. We do not reason and talk with fascists and their sympathizers, we take action!
Fascism is on the rise all across the world, but it is not without resistance fighters out in the streets and under the veil of darkness. Consider this small symbolic action as the beginning of our full out attack on fascism in the US. From the NSM to the American Freedom Party and Golden Dawn, and all those who defend their right to speech and assembly, you are a target, and we will come after you.
We wish our comrades in San Francisco the best of luck this Friday, and we can only hope for similar actions to occur all over the states in resistance to neo-fascist bands and organizations.All it takes is some glue and paint, or a few bats and knuckles.
For all the Antifascists who were arrested in London and the Antifascists fighting in Greece, Italy, France, and around the world.
In Solidarity with the Tinley Park Five and all Antifascists prisoners
. . . for Clement Meric. "
SALEM DEATH IN JUNE SHOW CANCELED DUE TO THREAT OF ANTI-FASCIST ACTION
In response to these attacks Old Town Hall in Salem, Massachusetts canceled DIJ's sold out show! :
“This decision is based on several factors that came to light this week after we learned the name of the band performing and the reputation for unrest that has accompanied many of their performances,” Sweeney said in the statement.
“These include reports of vandalism associated with Death in June’s most recent concerts on the West Coast. Additionally, negative feedback regarding the show and threats to disrupt it have come to the attention of Salem police and suggest that even heightened security will not be sufficient to forestall or avoid damage to this historic building. "
Looking at anti-fascist history and our previous actions we are most effective by taking direct action against DIJ, any venue that hosts them, right wing participants, or anyone that supports them in a major way. Let these actions inspire you find creative and effective ways to shut down Death in Junes's future shows and any other fascist events! Infiltration is one of many tactics you can utilize to disrupt or document to create a database of blatent supporters of the fascist right. Read up!
Solidarity to the Tower Hamlets antifa, The Tinley Park 5, and to all the anti-fascists of the world!
RIP Clement Meric!
Free Cece Mcdonald!
Keep up the pressure and shut down the rest of the tour!
SAT. 14TH SEPT. INFEST AUSTIN TX.
MON. 16TH SEPT. REGGIES CHICAGO IL.
TUES. 17TH SEPT. RESPECTABLE STREET COCONUT CREEK/WEST PALM BEACH FL.
FRI. 20TH SEPT. THE BELL HOUSE BROOKLYN NY.
SAT. 21ST SEPT. SALEM MASS. ------CANCELED DUE TO THREAT OF ANTI-FASCIST ACTION!--------
SUN. 22ND SEPT. THE OTTOBAR BALTIMORE MD.