Today was my fifth CicLAvia, and the first in which I’ve seen the forum used for an organized protest. Pacoima (90% Latino) is an odd location for White People (TM) to take their message of chastisement of Other White People. Was the idea that few white people would be there to see, or be insufficient in number to reach critical mass and begin to jeer? A message on their Facebook page exhorts people to show up at CicLAvia en masse to Stand Against White Terror.
White Terror! Right here in
River City Pacoima!
As I took this picture a white woman rode past and called out to them in an encouraging, sing-song voice ‘to vote for Bernie’.
Otherwise, they were ignored. A group of LAPD officers, the principal target of their ire, followed at a discreet distance, for their protection. You know, from the aggrieved white supremacist contingent laying in wait in Pacoima.