‘Make racists afraid again’: Proud Boys had hard time finding rides after Philadelphia rally


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By Dawn Onley, thegrio.com

Cab and Uber drivers refused rides to racist attendees of the “We the People Rally,” which included alt-righters and several members of the Proud Boys, a violent gang of fascists led by Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, and members of the Three Percenters, a nativist anti-government militia. McInnes is no longer affiliated with Vice,  the Huffington Post wrote.

“This event is for all Patriots, Militia, 3%, constitution loving Americans, pro good cop, pro ICE, pro law and order, pro life, pro American value, pro gun and anti illegal immigration,” an event description on the Facebook page for the “We the People” rally read. “Will you stand with us? ITS TIME TO SHOW PHILLY WHAT PATRIOTISM REALLY IS!!”

Following the rally, cab and Uber drivers appeared to be staging a protest of their own. As alt-righters attempted to hail cabs and phone Ubers, they were outright denied service once drivers were informed by anti-racist protesters the people for whom they were picking up, according to Gwen Snyder, a Philadelphia activist who detailed the exchange on Twitter.

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