Matt Heimbach and Tony Hovater of the Traditionalist Worker Party hosted a rally in Knoxville to protest abortion and counterprotest the Women’s March:
“Before the first speaker took the stage for the Women’s March, about 20 white separatists from the Traditionalist Worker Party marched up the street, under a police escort and greeted by jeers and curses.
Protest organizer Matthew Heimbach of Cincinnati, who helped lead a far-right demonstration that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., last year, said his group showed up to protest what he called a pro-abortion feminist agenda. He spent the first few minutes blowing kisses to hecklers from across a metal barricade and a line of police officers on a divided Market Street.
Heimbach’s presence led police to set up checkpoints screened by metal detectors to separate the competing events. Police found no weapons on either side.
Around 1,000 people gather to listen to speakers in Knoxville on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, for the Women’s March. News Sentinel
“We have a very strong local unit here in Knoxville, and we want to show the majority of people aren’t represented by the radical feminist agenda,” Heimbach said. …”
This was a local action by the Knoxville unit.
I see that several members of the League of the South participated. If the goal here was to insert Traditionalist Worker Party into the story without the negatives of violence, it succeeded. There were no arrests or injuries. It appears that about 20 or so Antifa showed up with pink bandanas. They announced they were gay and did some trolling on social media before calling it a day.
Here is TWP marching into their zone:
Roughly 20 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party just marched into Market Square, chanting "Unborn lives matter," among other things. They're now going through the screening process to get into the counter-protestor section. pic.twitter.com/VICZINqAz5
— Travis Dorman (@travdorman) January 21, 2018
Seriously, this is where Antifa march into their zone claiming to be gay:
In other news, I see that Knoxville handled this event with the ‘stadium plan’ again. TWP was disarmed and penned behind a barrier. No flag poles were allowed. This was the same setup we saw at White Lives Matter in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro and a similar event in Memphis earlier this month. It is worth noting that ALL of these events in Tennessee have been peaceful.
Note: As I have said from Day One, Charlottesville dropped the ball at Unite the Right by ordering the police to stand down so that violence would erupt.