by Erik Henriksen
“It may be something to see,” says Martin Connolly. “Dildos flying all over Vancouver.”
Connolly is the man behind the “Stop Sending Dildos to Portland” march that may happen in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, October 27. Conceived on Reddit, the aim of the protest is, as its poster proclaims, “to inform Vancouver we are sick of Patriot Prayer and the other alt-right dildos.”
For over a yr, alt-right groups have been touring south from Vancouver to Portland to spout hate speech and conflict with Antifa counter-protesters. After their incessantly violent rallies—which have on at the least one occasion involved armed individuals camping out on the roof of a parking garage—the alt-right provocateurs pack up and drive again to Vancouver.
For Connolly, enough is enough.
“Once they go low, we go north… with dildos,” he tells the Mercury.
In contrast to rallies by the alt-proper, the “Stop Sending Dildos to Portland” march will comply with a route that includes quite a few brewpubs. To make their point, Connolly says, protesters will scatter dildos all through Vancouver’s downtown, including “dildos with suction cups” and “dildos on telephone wires.”
“You would be amazed at how low cost dildos are whenever you buy them in bulk,” says Connolly.
Based on the FAQ on stopsendingdildostoportland.com, the march/pub crawl will conclude with “a parakeet race,” but solely “if Tyler exhibits up.” Different essential questions answered in the FAQ embrace:
I’m in! What should I deliver?
Nicely, dildos for positive.
I stay in Vancouver. Can I come?
Please do! We’re not marching towards the individuals of Vancouver, we are right here to say STOP SENDING DILDOS TO PORTLAND!© It’s not about Washington vs. Oregon or Democrat vs. Republican. It’s principally about dildos, and the way we wish them to cease coming to Portland.
“In contrast to Patriot Prayer, et al., the plan is to remain on the sidewalk, obey all visitors legal guidelines, and to not beat anyone up,” the FAQ adds. “We’d adorn a couple of telephone wires with dildos, however that’s the extent of our shenanigans.”
Members within the march, along with their dildos, will meet at Esther Brief Park (605 Esther, Vancouver) at 2 pm on Saturday, October 27.
Connolly, who says help and enthusiasm for the occasion is excessive, is not involved about what the alt-proper may think of the march. He plans to “hole up in a brewery” if things get heated.
“I get dying threats all the time,” he says. “I’m not apprehensive about it.”
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