Antifa group protests Trump administration as counterprotesters wave Confederate flag at Austin City Hall


UPDATE Counterprotesters outnumbered 3-to-1 the anti-fascism group that gathered at Austin City Hall on Saturday to protest the Trump Administration. By 3 p.m., the 20 or so members of the Antifa group were marching toward the Texas Capitol, still dogged by 75 from the opposing group, several of whom displayed Confederate flags (crowd counts per Austin police).

“Trump and Pence are fascist!” chanted some of the Antifa protesters, as they were heckled by the others. A leader of the Antifa group said there were twice as many of their supporters there as the police estimated.

Earlier

An antifa group is scheduled to protest President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and call for their removal from office at Austin City Hall on Saturday afternoon as part of a series of similar events throughout the nation.

The protest is set to begin at 1 p.m. Similar such events are planned in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

“This nightmare must end,” the Austin event Facebook page reads. “The Trump/Pence regime must go! In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America!”

The group is using hashtags such as #Nov4ItBegins and #TrumpPenceMustGo on social media.



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