Knights for Socialism

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Knights for Socialism is a front for Young Democratic Socialists of Orlando at the University of Central Florida .

Sign Making for People's Climate March!

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Sign Making for People's Climate March! Public · Hosted by Knights for Socialism.

Monday, April 17 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

UCF Gazebo (by the Breezeway and the Bookstore)

Invited on Facebook

Interested

Went

Knights for Socialism Working Group

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"Self Defense"

Knights for Socialism

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the University of Central Florida Knights for Socialism held an event titled “Self-Defense Clinic: Boxing“ to teach students to defend themselves and “BASH THE FASH,” under a Donald Trump presidency.

According to the Knights for Socialism event page, the clinic is being held “in response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinos, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis.”

Chairman of the Knights for Socialism, Sophomore Dylan Tyer has stated that these events are crucial and that he himself has been threatened here at UCF.

“I have gotten threats [at UCF], I’ve been told I’d be shot by a right-wing death squad. I’ve been told as a protestor, as someone who organizes mass actions and protests that I should be run over, gas chambers, you name it. It’s absolutely disgusting; there are really people on this campus that are really honestly sociopaths,” Tyer said.

During the event, local amateur fighter Adrian taught the group how to properly throw a jab and followed by giving everyone a chance to put on a pair of boxing gloves and test their skills. Participants enjoyed the experience and felt that they really learned something.

“I think this is a useful skill to have. Like if you are out somewhere and someone tries to hurt you. But other then that I think its something to add to your repertoire,” freshman Physic student Joe Walsh sad.

Though this event was classified as a public event on Facebook, “This event is open to everyone and anyone, EXCEPT REPUBLICANS,” was written in the about section.[1]

Attendees

The event was advertised on Facebook;

INVITED

INTERESTED

ATTENDED

Knights for Socialism Leaders

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Kyle Morris, Dylan Tyer and Shane Mahadeo, December 3, 2016.

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