A placard bearing a notorious anti-Jewish “alt-right” slogan was waved by Trump supporters at a California rally over the weekend.
At a Huntington Beach pro-Donald Trump demonstration, one supporter waved a sign reading “Da Goyim Know.” The slogan comes from an “alt-right” online meme. “Goyim” is a pejorative term for non-Jews.
The second phrase of the meme is often “Shut It Down,” a reference to how internet users in the “alt-right” imagine controlling, conspiratorial Jews hope to silence critics.
The protest ultimately devolved into violence between protestors and counter-protestors.
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Alt-Right Anti-Semitic Slogan Flies At Pro-Trump Rally