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Several dozen counter protesters antagonized the “Zero Tolerance for White Supremacy” protest attendees in Martinez, California on Sunday, June 12. The presence and actions of these intimidators—recording video of protest participants at close distance and from a far, embroiling people in arguments, and making threats of physical violence on at least one occasion—created an air of hostility throughout the afternoon. Despite the tense mood, the primary message of the protest remained speaking out against racism and fighting white supremacy.