Eventbrite Pulls Pro-Trump Rally Page, Says March for President Over Election Is 'Harmful Misinformation'

The event-organizing website Eventbrite has pulled a page for an upcoming Donald Trump rally that supports his baseless claims the election was rigged in favor of Joe Biden.

The "March for Trump" is due to take place this Saturday at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. It is one of a number of similar events being held that day in the capital, including the "Million MAGA March" and "Stop the Steal," which are being organized and promoted by far-right groups such as the Proud Boys.

Several news outlets declared last Saturday that Biden had beaten Trump. However, Trump has refused to concede. Instead he claims Democrats have "stolen" the election amid widespread voter fraud. He has failed to provide any evidence for this allegation.

In an email to the rally's organizers, Eventbrite explained it had taken down the page promoting the march because it was in violation of its terms against "harmful misinformation."

"We're reaching out regarding your event listing, "MARCH FOR TRUMP," the email said. "We do not permit events, content or creators that share or promote potentially harmful misinformation. In this instance, we have determined that your event violates our community guidelines and is therefore not permitted on the Eventbrite platform."

🚨🚨We will #MarchForTrump in Washington, DC this weekend🚨🚨

Saturday, Nov 14th

12PM, Freedom Plaza

Tell everyone you know and let’s fill the streets

We cannot let them shut us down

It is time that WE THE PEOPLE rise up and have our voices heard

🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑 pic.twitter.com/COxPtm0XRQ

— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) November 10, 2020

Amy Kremer, chair of Women for America First, posted the email on Twitter, declaring that the march would go ahead. "Big Tech is trying to shut us down," she wrote.

"Eventbrite just shut down our event & emailed everyone that it was canceled. THE MARCH IS NOT CANCELED," she added.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she was aware of reports that several rallies were planned in the capital this weekend, including ones that will be attended by the far-right.

"I huddled with my team this morning about an additional report of a caravan that might be starting somewhere in the south culminating here," Bowser said, reported Fox 5.

"We continue to follow those activities and be prepared for those activities. Our police chief will have a similar posture this weekend as he did last week. We will be there to support peaceful exercise of First Amendment demonstrations."

Bowser warned those planning to demonstrate in Washington that people seen openly carrying firearms would be dealt with by the police.

"The gun laws here are different than in other places. People who have a permit to carry a weapon can carry a weapon. We call it a concealed carry permit," she added.

D.C. Police have been contacted for further comment.

Supporters of President Donald Trump line the road as the motorcade for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes its way to a drive-in campaign rally on October 24, 2020, in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Eventbrite has pulled a page for an upcoming pro-Trump rally, calling it "misinformation." Drew Angerer/Getty

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