On Saturday, June 10, anti-Muslim protests organized by ACT for America will be held in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The group, designated as a hate group by the Southern Law Poverty Center, called for a “March Against Shariah” to prevent Shariah law from replacing US law. Counter-protests and violent clashes are possible.
While demonstrations in other locations are possible, organized protests are confirmed for the following cities according to ACT for America:
• Phoenix, Arizona: Paradise Valley Park, 10:00 – 14:00 (local time)• Oceanside, California: 200 N The Strand, 12:00 – 16:00• San Bernardino, California: Inland Regional Center, 10:00 – 14:00• Santa Clara, California: Corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Winchester Ave, 11:00 – 15:00• Denver, Colorado: Colorado State Capitol, 15:30 – 18:00• Waterbury, Connecticut: 235 Grand St., 10:00 – 12:00• Jacksonville, Florida: Salem Center, 11:00 – 14:00• Orlando, Florida: Valencia College East Campus, 10:00 – 14:00• Atlanta, Georgia: Piedmont Park, 10:00 – 14:00• Chicago, Illinois: Washington Square Park, 10:00 – 14:00• Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis State Capitol, 10:00 – 14:00• Wichita, Kansas: 510 N Main Street, 10:00 – 12:00• Boston, Massachusetts: 139 Tremont Street, 10:00 – 12:00• Lansing, Michigan: 6233 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, 10:00 – 14:00• Southfield, Michigan: SE Corner of M24 (Telegraph) and 12 Mile Road, 12:00 – 14:00• St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota State Capitol, 12:00 – 15:00• St. Charles, Missouri: Frontier Park, Louis & Clark Statue, 10:00 – 12:00• Kansas City, Missouri: Washington Square Park, 10:00 – 14:00 • New York, New York: Foley Square, 10:00 – 12:00• Syracuse, New York: 100 S Clinton Street, 10:00 – 12:00• Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Capitol, 10:00 – 14:00• Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg State Capitol, 10:00 – 14:00• Austin, Texas: Texas State Capitol, 10:00 – 14:00• Dallas Texas: Corner of Abrams Road and Centennial Blvd, 12:00 – 14:00• Houston, Texas: San Jacinto Battleground, De Zavala Plaza, 10:00 – 14:00 • Virginia Beach: Mount Trashmore Park, 15:00 – 18:00• Seattle, Washington: 600 Fourth Ave, 10:00 – 14:00
Similar protests and counter-protests have turned violent in the past. In 2016, far-right and anti-fascist groups clashed at the state Capitol in Sacramento, California. Ten people were injured, with five suffering stab wounds.Similar protests and counter-protests have turned violent in the past. In 2016, alt-right and anti-fascist groups clashed at the state Capitol in Sacramento, California. Ten people were injured, with five suffering stab wounds.
Individuals are advised to avoid all protests and counter-protests as violence is possible.
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