The Nationalist Front, the white nationalist alliance of several different groups, is planning to meet again for the first time since the infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The “White Lives Matter” rally is planned for October 28 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and is set to be the first of many anti-immigration rallies in the state.
Unlike the “Unite the Right” rally, which brought together a coalition of right-wing groups, this one will specifically bring together those advocating for an independent white nation.
Matthew Heimbach, the leader of the Traditionalist Workers Party, Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement and Dillon Hopper from Vanguard America, a “blood and soil” group, are among those expected to speak at the rally.
The rally is being held in Shelbyville because organizers feel there is more support and safety in the American South, where they do not expect to encounter as much pushback from officials as in Charlottesville.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to come together — a gathering of the clans, like the Scots would do,” Heimbach said.
American and Confederate flags will be allowed at the rally, but the organizers cited “optics” as the only reason swastikas would not be allowed.
Counterprotesters are already cropping up across Tennessee against the “White Lives Matter” rally.