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In Novato, BLM Protest Held in Response to Right Wing Rallies in their City
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at a Black Lives Matter rally and march in Novato on July 11. Young activists who organized the march from Slade Park to downtown Novato were countering a recent local rally supporting President Trump. There have been several right-wing demonstrations in Novato since May 23.
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Photos by Stephanie Mohan, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Novato young adults and youth held a peaceful protest to fight white supremacy and racism on July 11. They organized the protest after a recent incident involving local Trump supporters on the city's De Long Avenue overpass. On July 2, a few dozen Trump supporters congregated in Novato to wave flags and protest the Black Lives Matter movement with racially motivated signs.

Earlier right wing demonstrations in Novato included one on May 23 demanding an end to virus restrictions. Signs read “All Jobs Are Essential,” “Reopen CA Now,” “Corona Fraud." On June 18, also in Novato, Trump supporters held 4-mile long caravan in celebration of Trump's anticipated campaign re-election announcement.

BLM organizers of the march and rally on July 11 said it is high time for a change. Their signs proclaimed black and brown solidarity, and one said "We all bleed the same color." In contrast to the rallies held by Republican white supremacists, the Black Lives Matter Novato event saw all races in solidarity.

§Rise up
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Serious Talk
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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Speakers said youth need to get involved in Novato local politics
§You've fucked with the last generation!
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§A is for Anarchy
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Unlike Trump rallies in Novato
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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BLM movement includes all races
§Stop racism
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§A couple
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Asking for a kid in a cage
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Outdoor diners cheer on marchers from the sidelines
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§BLM pre printed signs too
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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but most signs were hand made
§At the mic
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§two together
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§With mask in hand...Hat Says "Make America Native Again"
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§black trans lives matter
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Combahee_River_Collective
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§bandanas
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§braids
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Defund police refund the people
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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§Sun sets as protesters say ...
by Fight Back
Monday Jul 13th, 2020 12:24 AM
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The are ready to rally again soon
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