Young white man with long brown curly hair and glasses holding a very large red flag standing in front of a crowd raising his fist in the air

Photos by Elizabeth Andromeda

A few dozen activists gathered at Columbus City Hall on Saturday November 3 at 1pm to Fight the Right! They called for an end to the violence and for everyone to get organized to build a better world. The reason for the rally: this past week has seen an outburst in fascist violence. From attacks on prominent politicians to the racially motivated shooting in Louisville to the largest incident of anti-Semitic violence in the country's history, the right has attempted to sow fear in the minds of the public in the hopes that we'll back down and let them continue their dangerous agenda. These are not isolated incidents. These attacks are part of a larger and growing global fascist movement, intended to isolate and intimidate.

As leftists, we're here to tell them we won't stop fighting for a better world where people of color, Muslims, Jews, women, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ folks, disabled folks, and the poor are free from oppression. We recognize any challenge to fascism must come from the bottom up in the form of mass movements that challenge their power and the economic system it stems from.