Uber and taxi drivers denied rides to people that attended a far-right protest in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The event titled the “We the People Rally” was held by a group of alt-right white extremist to galvanize the so-called “silent majority” to take a stand against the left.
The event included members of the alt-right, as well as the proud boys, a violent group of white supremacist led by Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, as well as members of the Three Percenters, a nativist anti-government militia.
“The event is for all Patriots, Militia, 3%, constitution loving Americans, pro good cop, pro ICE, pro law and order, pro-life, pro-American value, pro-gun and anti-immigration” the event’s description on Facebook reads. “Will you stand with us? ITS TIME TO SHOW PHILLY WHAT PATRIOTISM REALLY IS!!”
While the alt-right members held there rally, on the other side of a police barricade were hundreds of anti-racist protesters who chanted “Go home assholes” and held signs that read “Make Racists Afraid Again”
As the rally came to a close, attendees attempted to get rides home using Uber and Taxi services but weren’t received well once the drivers realized what was going on.
“Fascists tried to take off in two Ubers and a taxi but no one will take them, becuase we keep telling the drivers who they are” Philidelphia based activist, Gwen Snyder wrote on Twitter “This cab driver just kicked them out of his car”
Snyder added that Philidelphia police officers threatened to cite anti-racist protesters after “telling drivers that their fares are Nazis”