President Trump and his regime are waging a war on the most vulnerable populations in this country. The anti-woman, anti-abortion authoritarian agenda is encouraging far-right groups to make their presence felt. In Lansing a group of anti-choice demonstrators made public their intentions to hold a demonstration outside of a local Planned Parenthood.
Lansing Antifascists stand in solidarity with women’s health centers against the anti-choice measures backed by the far-right. On February 11th, early in the morning, a group of anarchists, socialists, and antifascists climbed an eight-story high parking garage that is currently under construction in Frandor Shopping Center. From the top floor we were directly overhead the pro-Planned Parenthood demonstration below. As an act of antifascist solidarity we hung a gigantic banner that read “Defend Planned Parenthood, Defend Autonomy.” We then hurried down the parking structure and blended into the crowd of pro-choice demonstrators, free from both harm and notice.
The fight against Trumpism will take many forms. Central to our efforts are immigrant solidarity, community self-defense, and other antifascist efforts in Lansing and beyond. This banner drop was one action among many in our offensive against the violence that Trump is enabling and escalating. As Lansing Antifa we are going to defend our community against oppression at whatever the cost.