Antifa Comms Director Luis Oyola on Charlottesville Conspiracy
5:25 white accomplices line (see: Neil Ritchie, Jalane Schmidt for other uses of term)
5:55 APOC decided "we were going to defend ourselves by any means necessary"
6:05 "diversity of tactics (including) open carry, anti-fascist blocs, blockading...any tactic that would go towards the goal of defending Charlottesville from fascism"
7:36 “torch march was revealed through leaks and anonymous heresay even weeks before August 12th" (remember Seth Wispelwey admit something like this in the Heaphy Report?)
"We knew this was an opportunity for the Charlottesville community to stand up to them and let them know that we weren't going to allow them to organize again"
8:45 “We organized to, in whatever ways we could, disrupt the torchlit rally"
10:09 "A couple of anti-fascist groups set up at the last minute, um, but these were in the handfuls to get to the students before the torchlit rally reached them"
12:15 "I was personally was doing comms for the network of Antifascists and anarchists who were mobilized for August 12th. We had a strategy of forming committee groups and having a very tight comms system so that even if affinity groups were spread throughout the area we could very quickly tell each other what was going on...so that we could in the most effective manner possible mobilize against the Nazi rally."
13:50 "Closer to 11am was when the antifascist contingent mobilized from Justice Park. They were in the numbers of a hundred to a hundred and twenty. They came with shields.
They came with flags. They came with poles. They came with reinforced banners...They came with everything that was necessary to stop this rally from happening."
14:20 “As it got closer to noon the antifascist bloc was successful in drawing away the most heavily shielded contingent of Nazis. They were successful in drawing them away from the park. And, um, make them more vulnerable. As that happened many people were in the line of fire of projectiles, of pepper spray, of tear gas, and a lot of people were hurt and beaten on both sides."
16:00 “From what I observed on my street it was mostly Nazis who were getting beat..."
17:25 “We were able to communicate that Kessler planned to go to McIntire as a backup. It was during the dispersal that some of the more violent...the more violent
hand-to-hand clashes happened and as groups of Nazis were leaving the area and Charlottesville residents alongside antifascists from all over the US demonstrated to them that they were not welcome. They were chased to their parking lots. They were chased to McIntire Park."
18:20 "We spread quickly to our teams that they should mobilize."
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