Studio 2.8, January 5, 2020, Seattle City Hall, Washington Three Percent, United Against Hate, Post Event Communist Counter-Protester Encounter
This Studio 2.8 photography photo was produced on Sunday January 5, 2020 in downtown Seattle, Washington after the conclusion of the main political event that day as members of the Studio 2.8 photography service attempted to visit a cafe after the event for a warm beverage. When a member of the Studio 2.8 photography crew attempted to enter the cafe at which this photograph and the accompanying video clip below were produced, the cafe was already occupied by several members of the "Revolutionary Communist Party". The members of the "Revolutionary Communist Party" in the cafe seemed to have the absurd notion that they could take over the cafe entirely and prevent anyone who was not part of their group from entering the public establishment. As members of the Studio 2.8 photography team attempted to enter the cafe, the communists loudly shouted "fascists out! fascists out! fascists out!" repeatedly. Neither Studio 2.8 photography nor anyone on the Studio 2.8 team is a "fascist" as the members of the Revolutionary Communist Party shouted falsely and slanderously.
The Studio 2.8 photography service vehemently opposes all form of bigotry, discrimination, hate, and despicable political ideologies such as "fascism" and "Nazism". After having shouted in chorus with other members of the Revolutionary Communist Party in the cafe, the communist counter protester in the photograph above also shouted at the Studio 2.8 photographer who produced the photograph above, "you're not part of the community, you're not queer, you're a fascist!". It wasn't clear whether the communist counter-protester in the photograph above's use of the word "community" was meant to imply the communist "community" or the LGBTQ "community". The communist counter-protester also expressed angry denial about the truth and fact that Studio 2.8 photography is an LGBTQ owned and operated photography production and licensing service that actively supports and defends the LGBTQ population, LGBTQ communities, and all LGBTQ civil and constitutional rights. This same communist counter protester has been present at several recent political events, as has been documented by Studio 2.8 photography, including the example in the Studio 2.8 photography photo gallery at this link.
As a matter of relevant political background, a primary component of the Revolutionary Communist Party's public political rhetoric is its "refuse fascism" propaganda campaign, which can be observed at political events where the Revolutionary Communist Party displays orange banners, posters, signs, and stickers with their "refuse fascism" slogan on them. Notably, the "Revolutionary Communist Party" rarely, if ever, publicly identifies itself by its true identity. In fact, it is difficult to find media in which videographers and/or photographers seem to realize or understand that the people in their videos and photographs who display the "refuse fascism" political slogan are in fact the "Revolutionary Communist Party". The Revolutionary Communist Party expresses extreme hate in various forms, as well as intense hatred of the United States, and the U.S. government's constitutional structure.
As the name of the "Revolutionary Communist Party" implies, the political ideology of this communist political extremist group, and its members, is the overthrow of the U.S. government and its replacement with what they believe would be a communist utopia. For example, the Revolutionary Communist Party website states, in part, that:
The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA has taken on the responsibility to lead revolution in the U.S., the belly of the imperialist beast, as its principal share of the world revolution and the ultimate aim of communism.
Historically however, communism's worldwide history is one of having created totalitarian dictatorships that have slaughtered millions of people, including the tens of millions of people murdered by the communist USSR Soviet government during the communist Stalinist/Leninist era, and the millions of people murdered by the communist Chinese government during the Maoist era. As apparent tacit acknowledgement of the Revolutionary Communist Party's inherently seditious ideology, many of its adherents fearfully hide their identities behind bandannas and other forms of disguise when in public, as is apparent in the disguise used by the "Revolutionary Communist Party" member in the Studio 2.8 photograph above.