Washington, DC — “The Freedom Road Socialist Organization strongly condemns the mass murder carried out in El Paso,” said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Of the shooter he said, “With a Twitter account liking the hashtag BuildtheWall and a photo of guns spelling Trump, it is clear that the motivation for this white supremacist crime is shaped by Trump’s racist attacks.”
On August 3, a Trump-supporting gunman carried out a massacre of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, which he justified in racist, anti-immigrant statement.
Suzuki added, “Racist violence, from the massacres of Native Americans to the lynchings of African Americans to the mass shootings of Chicanos, Mexicanos and Central Americans today are part and parcel of the national oppression that the United States was founded on. Now is the time to say enough is enough. We have to step up the struggle against the Trump regime. We have to organize to defend our communities from future white supremacist attacks.”