Antifa Riding Out to the Sturgis Rally
July 22, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Lately, there has been an online rumor circulating that Antifa is ready to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for a protest. Doesn’t sound believable, but, I wanted to check it out anyway.
According to Snopes.com, a meme was created by “alt-right” Trump supporters and White nationalists. Apparently, it started with Tomi Lahren tweeting a meme showing a sign that was supportive of Trump at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Lahren commented in her tweet- “Why doesn’t Antifa show up at Sturgis?” Her tweet was the day after the Charlottesville, Virginia protest where one protester was killed and thirty others injured.
Snopes researched social media and could not find any mention by antifa groups of a scheduled protest at Sturgis. Snopes proceeded to contact It’s Going Down, an antifa website and they had no idea of any protest at Sturgis. Their replies is below.
Wait what? Don’t even know what rally you are talking about. Total troll.
Looked it up, a motorcycle event? Another example of Alt-Right trolls trying to push violence, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
So, there you have it. Nothing but a rumor.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.