Gritty was the face of Philadelphia’s protest against the alt-right


Gritty continues to be the chaotic voice of resistance. 

The colorful Philadelphia Flyers mascot, also our collective son whom we love and cherish, was the face of an anti-Proud Boy protest on Saturday. 

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About two dozen members of the misogynistic alt-right Proud Boys showed up for a “We the People” rally, according to the Daily Beast. They were met with hundreds of protestors who wielded Gritty signs like a crucifix against a vampire. 

The Proud Boys, a group cooked up by Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, promote violence and preach masculinity above all else; the Southern Poverty Law Center calls the group an alt-right “fight club.” Although McInnes has attempted to distance the Proud Boys from white supremacist groups, its members have attended violent rallies like the one in Charlottesville. One of the group’s more notable rules includes not allowing its members to masturbate more than once a month.  Read more…

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