About Us Contact Us Privacy Policy
© GOOD Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.

White supremacist group accidentally raises $36,000 to help undocumented people

It was inspired by the 'Nazis Against Nazis' rally in Germany.

White supremacist group accidentally raises $36,000 to help undocumented people
via Twitter / It's going down

Popular Mobilization (or PopMob) a Portland, Oregon group comprised of anti-fascists and leftists, came up with a brilliant way to make unwitting white supremacists raise money for a charity that helps undocumented people.

PopMob asked its supporters to pledge a nickel, dime, or any small amount of money for every white supremacist that showed up to a rally that took place on August 17.

Some 300 fascists from white supremacist groups, including the Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, and the Three Percenters, attended a rally on the Portland waterfront that lasted only about 30 minutes.

When all the donations were tallied up, the PopMob Fundraiser generated $36,017.69.

RELATED: Yes, the OK sign can be used as a hate symbol. No, we don't need to stop using it altogether.

In a statement, PopMob said the fundraiser was "in direct opposition to the anti-immigration rhetoric of the far-right and the current administration that emboldens them, showcasing the resilience and strength of a community coming together against hate."

The Proud Boys are a group of self-identified "Western chauvinists" who love Donald Trump and vehemently oppose immigration, feminists, and cultural diversity.

Patriot Prayer is a Portland pro-Trump group that has a history of harassing and assaulting Abolish ICE activists and are referred to as "violent extremists" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Three Percenters are a far-right militia movement group.

RELATED: Julie Andrews said she could 'feel the evil' when she visited the real Von Trapp house

The money was donated to Causa Oregon, a Latino immigrant rights organization that "works at the state and national levels to advance issues that impact the daily lives of Latino immigrant families."

PopMob was inspired by a tactic used by German anti-fascists in 2014.

Every year, Nazis paraded through the streets of Wunsiedel, a town that was once the burial place for Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy. So the town fought back by welcoming the 200 Nazis with a sign that informed them they were participating in an "involuntary walkathon."

At the end of the parade route, the Nazis were greeted with signs that said they'd donated 10,000 euros for charity. The proceeds went to EXIT, a German charity that works to rehabilitate extremists.

More on

GOOD Voter Guide to California: Treasurer - GOOD

These photos of a high school grad embracing her Dad at the border ...

Here's the Full Text of Obama's State of the Union Speech - GOOD

He Grew Up American—Then His Dad Said, 'We Need To Talk ...

Apple's Missed Opportunity to Think Differently - GOOD

Watch this Florida gubernatorial candidate completely torch his ...

The Activist Under Fire For Using The Word 'Jihad' Wasn't Talking ...

Why It's Up to Us to Change the Future For Undocumented Youth ...

For Separated Undocumented Immigrants, The Trauma Doesn't End ...

Small Town Turns to Crowdfunding to Save Itself From White ...

Right-wing media have repeatedly used fears of a supposed ...

Right-Wing Radicals Threaten US More Than Undocumented ...

Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti ...

These Fascists Inadvertently Raised Over $35,000 For A Cause ...

A hate group raised $36k for undocumented immigrants & didn't ...

'White supremacist' Sen. Coleman Blease created Section 1325 ...

White Supremacist Groups Inadvertently Raise $36,000 For ...

A Group Of White Supremacist Unwittingly Raised More Than ...

Q-Anon, Proud Boys and the New Antisemitism - GOOD

Q-Anon, Proud Boys and the new Antisemitism - GOOD

More Stories on Good