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    EDITOR'S NOTE : Waterspider has been filming the LA protest scene and is currently searching for work. Her Twitter is @waterspider__ and her Cashapp is $TWaterspider. Desertborder is an LA-based researcher who really, really hates fascism. You can find him on Twitter @desertborder. His Cashapp is $fuckgarcetti. James Stout is a San Diego-based journalist. His cashapp is $Jamesstout.

    After four years of amping up his followers on racism and conspiracy theories, Donald Trump brought followers to the Washington, DC, Wednesday, January the 6th. They marched on the Capitol building as Congress was voting to ratify the results of the election Trump lost and pretended was stolen from him. Trump supporters ransacked the building, posing for photos and live-streaming themselves along the way.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Rose Henna is San Diego-based journalist focused on protest coverage. You can follow her work on Twitter here.

    San Diego has a history of far-right figureheads and political groups from Roger Ogden and his white nationalist website to the Justin Haskin’s Defend East County group. Recently a new white nationalist group in San Diego, American Coalition Party, gained a following and growing online presence. The group appears to promote an America First and White Nationalist Agenda by appealing to zealous patriotism.

    Damien Russell the leader of the American Coalition Party became known in right wing circles after an act of vandalism.

    “I found out about the “patriot march” on twitter when someone warned how their leader Damian Russell has previously destroyed George Floyd memorials in North Park and left white nationalist poster/stickers in the area,” a local antifascist activist wo wished to remain anonymous told LCRW.

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