The groups that organized Wednesday’s “March to Save America” — the “Stop the Steal” demonstration that turned into an attack on the nation’s legislature — are quietly disappearing from the internet.
Instead, web surfers eager to find out more about the groups behind Wednesday’s violence found blank white pages. It wasn’t clear whether the organizations had removed the pages on their own, or if the take-downs were the result of malicious attacks or the actions of web service providers.
The March to Save America’s primary webpage, TrumpMarch.com, was last live sometime on Thursday, according to archived versions of the page on Internet Archive. Attempts to reach the URL now lead to nothing. MarchToSaveAmerica.com also appears to have gone down Thursday.
Similarly, the page for “Wild Protest” — which was named after the President Donald Trump’s December tweet predicting Wednesday’s event “will be wild!” — was blank on Friday. That page also disappeared on Thursday, archived copies suggest.
When it was live, WildProtest.com included a graphic showing the day’s itinerary — including both the event at which Trump spoke, nearby the White House, and a planned event at the Capitol Building scheduled for the same time that Trump supporters began breaching police barriers. The website also encouraged participants to advertise the demonstration using the hashtags #WildProtest and #DoNotCertify.
Several groups worked together to put on the event, either as organizers or participants. TrumpMarch.com listed several “Coalition Partners,” including MyPillow, Women for America First, Stop the Steal, Turning Point Action, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Moms for America, Peaceably Gather and Wild Protest.
A list of participants on MarchToSaveAmerica.com also included the Black Conservatives Fund, the Eighty Percent Coalition and the Rule of Law Defense Fund.
The RLDF, a dark money group affiliated with the Republican Attorneys General Association, had sent out a robocall with details about the event, the watchdog group Documented reported.
“At 1:00 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on congress to stop the steal,” a voice says on the call. “We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.” On Friday, RLDF Chair Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall claimed that he’d been unaware of his own organization’s involvement.
From the stage Wednesday morning, before he urged his supporters to march on the legislature, President Donald Trump thanked Amy Kremer, a driving force in various “Stop the Steal” groups with a history in the Tea Party movement.
“I did no advertising,” Trump said while marveling at the crowd size. “I did nothing. You do have some groups that are big supporters. I want to thank that Amy and everybody, we have some incredible supporters.”
(Trump did advertise the march, tweeting about it several times and announcing the day prior that he would be speaking to participants at the park outside the White House.)
Kremer, a key organizer for Wednesday’s event alongside far-right activist Ali Alexander, started the group “Women for America First” with her daughter in 2019. That organization was also behind Wednesday’s events.
On Friday, the Women for America First’s website had been cleared except for a single statement from Kremer, which denounced violence but dodged responsibility for the role her group had played in making the day’s events possible.
“Unfortunately, for months the left and the mainstream media told the American people that violence was an acceptable political tool,” the statement read. “They were wrong. It is not.”