The right-wing Proud Boys organization suffered further humiliation after poor turnout for a Saturday rally in Philadelphia when taxis and Uber drivers refused to transport them.
Only 25 conservatives attended their event, while several hundred counter-protested, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
1. Counter protest 2. Actual rally https://t.co/godzQhae3L— Chris Palmer (@Chris Palmer) 1542470392.0
Tess Owens, a reporter for Vice News documented how following the event, multiple taxis refused to transport the Proud Boys.
Now outside police precinct. I think the remaining fascists are waiting for Ubers or Lyfts or what have you https://t.co/XrbJnbbRTr— Tess Owen (@Tess Owen) 1542483924.0
This is completely surreal. Fascists are trying to take taxis , but the drivers keep leaving whenever they realize… https://t.co/BLBNlNfcLI— Tess Owen (@Tess Owen) 1542484425.0
And again, hard nope from this driver https://t.co/FizkWjNdJX— Tess Owen (@Tess Owen) 1542484965.0
While the Proud Boys had to walk, counter-protesters showed off their protest artwork featuring Gritty, the beloved mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, who has become an icon for anti-fascists.
more gritty artwork. https://t.co/xJwQL88zdy— Bethany Ao (@Bethany Ao) 1542470290.0
Michael here is a NY Rangers fan. Came here today from New York because “I fucking hate racists.” Also respects the… https://t.co/vPRejuPpYk— Brian P. Hickey (@Brian P. Hickey) 1542470552.0
Alright let's do this Philly https://t.co/gRMA3JwV66— Parker Higgins (@Parker Higgins) 1542468497.0
gritty signs abound still https://t.co/SYSwn7S1zX— Bethany Ao (@Bethany Ao) 1542479281.0