Word leaked out about a “White Lives Matter” protest scheduled for Sunday in Raleigh, part of a nationwide group of protests planned in several cities across the country. As soon as anti-fascists and trans folks got the information, they organized a counter-protest. The organizing was immediately effective; “White Lives” organizers announced on the “WLM Raleigh NC” Facebook page that they were canceling their event, citing “safety concerns.” But that didn’t stop the counter-protest from happening. A trans-only gathering kicked off at 11 a.m. in Moore Square. Around 1 p.m., activists and members of the trans community joined others in the streets of downtown, circling around to Nash Square and making their presence in opposition to white supremacy known. 

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