Folks who attended a far-right protest in Philadelphia on Saturday were denied service from cab and Uber drivers.
A “We the People Rally” event was held this weekend by alt-right extremists who called for the “silent majority” to oppose the left and show folks what “patriotism really is” according to Huffington Post.
“This event is for all Patriots, Militia, 3%, constitution loving Americans, pro good cop, pro ICE, pro law and order, pro life, pro American value, pro gun and anti illegal immigration,” the Facebook page for the rally reads. “Will you stand with us? ITS TIME TO SHOW PHILLY WHAT PATRIOTISM REALLY IS!!”
Around two dozen people attended the rally, including two Proud Boys, but the alt-right protesters who attempted to catch a cab were quickly shut down. “We the People” attendees were met with counter-protesters who informed drivers of the type of rally their potential customers attended.
“Fascists tried to take off in two Ubers and a taxi but no one will take them, because we keep telling the drivers who they are,” Philadelphia-based activist, Gwen Snyder wrote on Twitter. “This cab driver just kicked them out of his car.”
Snyder added that Philadelphia police officers threatened to cite anti-racist protesters after “telling drivers that their fares are nazis.”
Tess Owens, a Vice News reporter, tweeted on Saturday, “This is completely surreal. Fascists are trying to take taxis , but the drivers keep leaving whenever they realize what’s happening.”
The alt-right’s rally event page said “violence, racism, or display of hate by any group or individual is extremely prohibited,” but the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Proud Boy members clashed with counter-protesters. Four people reportedly were arrested.
Repost of Uber driver turning down fascists but trimmed so license plate not visible pic.twitter.com/sGJmYcXQYr
— Tess Owen (@misstessowen) November 17, 2018