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Anti-Amren protest is officially a flop

Protesters from 2013. The man in the red SDS shirt was the main organizer and calls himself a “Leninist.” Most of the rest traveled long distances after being told that hundreds would attend and shut down the conference by force.

Update: The massive protest against Amren is officially a flop. Last year they promised hundreds and delivered about 25. This year they promised a much bigger protest than last year. Instead it is even smaller. 14 protesters finally showed up late in the day Saturday. No one showed up to protest Friday.

Despite all the chest thumping and media puff pieces, the army of Marxist protesters still has not arrived at the American Renaissance Conference.

Last year, a motley crew of open Marxists protested the conference Friday and Saturday waving red flags and signs advocating violence and murder. About 75%, or more, of the protesters were from out of state.

This year, the Amren Conference is in the same place and the protesters vowed a much larger presence.

Last year’s protest debacle.

In 2013, a small group of college students claimed that they would march on the conference hotel with hundreds of left-wing protesters and shut down Amren. What happened was, about 25 people came from Kansas City, MO, Minneapolis, MN, and Philadelphia, PA only to find a handful of protesters who were actually from Tennessee. Law enforcement estimated that nearly half the protesters came together on a bus from Minnesota.

For two days, the protesters screamed and yelled at pedestrians, including small children, most of whom here not even there for the conference.

Saturday night, the carload from Kansas City, MO became violent in a rural honky tonk located down the road from the hotel. One of them threw a beer glass across the bar attempting to hit a girl who had attended the Amren conference. The thugs were unceremoniously rounded up and thrown out of the bar.

The two dozen or so Marxists who traveled long distances probably felt like they had been duped into driving so far and had no desire to drive all the way back for 2014.