The riot at the US Capitol building shocked us all. But the implications for the safety of black, indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) is terrorism. Images of the assault show only white males, radical white supremacists. Some have said the motivation of the riot, and possible future riots, is to create a “race war”.
The Des Moines Black Liberation Movement has expressed concerns about the escalating violence by white extremists aimed at state capitols before next week’s inauguration.
If you notice any white supremacist activity, call the hotline immediately at 515-850-2395
The Des Moines Black Liberation Movement Thursday issued a Travel Advisory ahead of the presidential inauguration next week, in the wake of authorities’ growing concerns about violence from white extremists groups. The Des Moines BLM also announced a new “White Supremacist Hotline” that callers can use to get help, or report tips of “white nationalist or white supremacist activity.”
“In the past several months we, as a nation, have witnessed the consistent escalation of white supremacist violence aimed at altering our current trajectory towards freedom and liberation for all people. The Black Lives Matter and the Black Liberation movements have and will continue to champion this trajectory,” the press release read. “Now, there is a strong possibility of more violence on behalf of right-wing and white nationalist extremists at state capitols in all 50 states next week, including this capital city of Des Moines, IA.”Des Moines BLM Issues ‘Travel Advisory’ for Black Iowans
Now, Des Moines BLM is reissuing its “#BlackEmergencyIA Travel Advisory for all Black Iowans,” including:
- DO NOT travel alone or at night if at all possible. If you must then make sure to inform someone of where you are going and when you plan to return.
- Know your rights (or learn them at aclu.org/know-your-rights).
- Make sure to have an exit plan for any situation you find yourself in.
Des Moines Black Liberation press conference
“It is unfortunate that we have to look after ourselves in such a way because our city, state and federal authorities have failed to secure Black communities. But what this state and this nation fail to do for us, the people will do for ourselves,” the press release said.
Great Plains Action Society, January 13,
The fact that white folks are constantly shocked, surprised and clutching their pearls when they are told no or told off for their shitty “patriotic” and racially motivated actions is telling of how much privilege is afforded to white supremacy in this country.
The DSM Street Medic Corp will operate a hotline at 515-850-2395 for people who need rides and basic necessities delivered to their home from Jan. 16 – 27. It’s also for reporting tips.
“Anyone with tips on white nationalist or white supremacist activity is advised to call the hotline immediately,” the press release stated.Des Moines BLM Issues ‘Travel Advisory’ for Black Iowans
Anyone with tips on white nationalist or white supremacist activity is advised to call the hotline immediately at 515-850-2395