On July 15, there might be a so-called “Day of Rage,” which the Department of Defense is already warning their workers to stay away from, reports the New York Post.
The hubbub comes from the below hacktivist group called Anonymous, which is calling the White House demonstration a “Day of Rage.” Also on July 15, there are planned protests in 36 other locations outside of the D.C. “Day of Rage,” with plenty of rage for the day planned to go around.
Videos like graphic one titled “EMERGENCY RESPONSE: JULY 15TH – DAY OF ACTION (#FridayOfSolidarity)” on the YouTube channel named “TheAnonMessage” show the graphic recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
“Citizens of the world. We are Anonymous.”
The video speaks of the “Day of Rage” being one wherein the officers responsible for shooting and killing Sterling and Castile are sought to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The “Day of Rage” video also notes that the tragic killings of the police officers in Dallas do not represent the proper response to police brutality. It calls on “Day of Rage” protesters to make their voices heard against police brutality in a list of 37 cities on July 15.
Uploaded to YouTube on July 9, the video uses the hashtag “Friday of Solidarity” to describe Friday, July 15. The “Day of Rage” video has received more than 260,000 views in four days — and will no doubt double, triple, or quadruple that viewership by July 15.
There is no such thing as an ''Anonymous day of rage" TheAnonMessage isn't a credible source, he has been spreading false information before— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) July 13, 2016
While some publications like Snopes are likening the July 15 “Day of Rage” to an identical rumored hoax from years ago, apparently the Department of Defense is taking the “Day of Rage” seriously by warning its employees to stay away from any raging protests at the White House on that day.
“#FRIDAYOFSOLIDARITY: Anonymous has declared a day of action in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the victims of Police Brutality as well as alongside the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
“We will not stop until the officers responsible for the deaths of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We WILL NOT submit to another failure of judgement by those who failed to indict Darren Wilson and prosecute the officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
“The entire global collective of Anonymous is outraged at these vicious murders.
“Thus, we are calling upon the citizens of the United States to rise up and stand in solidarity with the people of Dallas, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, as well as Baltimore and Ferguson. We are grieving for the lost lives that were taken by the hands of a corrupted authority. We MUST STRESS the importance of staying nonviolent. Your local 7/11 or Dollar Tree did not cause the deaths of these young men. We condemn every form of rioting.”
Those are the reasons Anonymous gives for organizing the collective “Day of Rage,” urging people to exercise their right to protest — but not to burn down their local stores and such on July 15.
On Twitter, news about the July 15 “Day of Rage” is bringing a variety of reactions.
Anonymous posits their conspiracy theory that there was not a lone gunman during the Dallas shooting. The group also tells police that they aren’t their enemies, but threatens that if cops want it to stay that way, justice for unarmed fallen victims should be meted out.
The group also had a special message for the St. Anthony and the Baton Rouge Police Departments, when they claimed that they’ve hacked their infrastructure and are prepared to leak their findings of corruption.
On July 15, expect protests, warns the video.
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