Saturday, Tariq Nasheed tweeted:
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) July 5, 2020
The group has been identified as the NFAC which reportedly stands for the “Not F*cking Around Coalition.”
According to leader “Grand Master Jay” this is the goal of the NFAC:
“The solution is very simple. We file a declaration of liberation, declaring every African-American descendant of slavery a political prisoner here in the United States, that was affected by the Portuguese slave trade, and then after that, the United States then has a choice, either carve us a piece of land out here — we’ll take Texas — and let us do our own thing, or don’t stop us when we exit this body here and go somewhere where they will give us our own land to build our own nation.”
NFAC’s leader Grand Master Jay describing how he will build his black ethnostate inside the United States.
boasting they are all ex-military extremely disciplined & experts shooters
— SSG_PAIN⭐⭐⭐ (@SSG_PAIN) July 5, 2020
Here is more of the NFAC:
ALERT: The N.F.A.C. leader and the Black militia in Stone Mountain, Georgia is challenging the KKK and white supremacy! All threats to Black life will be met with military force FROM THIS POINT FORWARD!!! #BlackGunsMatter pic.twitter.com/nLs0ONF3un
— Dave Jones (@kemba722) July 5, 2020
Stone Mountain, the damn birthplace of the KKK, just got marched on by protesters that refer to themselves as the NFAC (Not Fucking Around Coalition).
— Ryan A Bell #BlackLivesMatter (@ryan_a_bell) July 5, 2020
NFAC leader Grand Master Jay assembling his Militia in Atlanta, Georgia. Says to “kill them” pic.twitter.com/O0XMLRf2wh
— Red Pill (@RealTimeRedPill) July 4, 2020
BREAKING – An armed Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) militia in Stone Mountain, Georgia has called out all rednecks to face them on the field of battle.pic.twitter.com/xUPkcT6uqL
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 4, 2020
Good to see the black community arming themselves, but it’s a shame it’s the Not Fucking Around Crew doing this imo. Had a look into NFAC and they’re very prone to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. https://t.co/RhlOqlDzf2
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) July 4, 2020
According to a report from Reason:
The armed civilians aren’t just protecting property. They’re also using their Second Amendment rights to bolster their First Amendment right to protest.
A man who calls himself The Official Grand Master Jay (it’s unclear whether this is a nickname or just a social media handle) leads a group called the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC), a black group that he says is compromised of “ex military shooters,” and he’s been using his social media accounts to showcase his group’s armed protests in the wake of Floyd’s death. NFAC previously gathered in the Georgia neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed by two white residents while unarmed and out jogging.
In a clip from one of his livestreamed discussions, The Official Grand Master Jay touted the power of armed protests by speaking about an encounter with officers that ended peacefully.
Other armed protesters have recently made headlines for defending their beliefs.
After protesters advocating for the reopening of the economy following COVID-19 lockdowns swarmed the Michigan Capitol, a group of concerned black residents organized the armed escort of black state legislator Sarah Anthony in response. Several in the group carried rifles as they walked her safely to the building.
The arrival of militia members and armed private citizens is to be expected in cities where there is intense fallout from fatal use-of-force incidents.