Newsweek article on Friday, cities across the United States are bracing for a far-right “White Lives Matter” march on April 11, which has been organised online.
White supremacists allegedly orchestrated the march using Telegram, a prominent social network and encrypted messaging app. Several celebrations are set to take place in big cities such as New York City, Fort Worth, Texas, and Chicago, among others.
According to Newsweek, details of the march remain unknown, including the precise places where it is supposed to take place.
Two white nationalist rallies will take place in North Carolina, one in Raleigh at Nash Square and the other in Asheville at the Zebulon Baird Vance Monument. The Raleigh and Asheville police departments have said that they are conscious of the white nationalist marches.
KKK posters advertising the April 11 march have circulated in the area in Newport Beach, California, causing the Huntington Beach Police Department to announce that they are taking precautions to prevent conflict.
“We hope events such as this will serve as an opportunity for unity rather than a platform to spread hate, bigotry and division,” a statement from the police department given to Newsweek said.
“The City of Huntington Beach proudly stands by the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. Toward this end, the men and women of the Huntington Beach Police Department will professionally and impartially perform their duties. I can assure you, we will not tolerate any acts of violence or criminal behavior meant to intimidate others, the statement added.”
Another white supremacist event planned in Ohio has also caught the eye of police.
“Troopers will be present to keep people safe and protect the property during any protest. And we always have troopers from around the state that are prepared to respond to an incident in the interest of public safety if they should be needed,” Ohio Highway Patrol Staff Lt. Craig Cvetan said to The Ohio Statehouse News Bureau. “