By Nodyia Fedrick
Northwest Asian Weekly
These words chanted by dozens, filled the air Friday night during the protest against Canadian-punk band Viet Cong who performed at Neumos in Seattle.
“This is a band named after a communist regime that raped and tortured people,” said Tony Vo, one of the protest’s organizers who wanted the show canceled and the band name changed.
Although the protestors may not have been successful in canceling the show, they did get a brief interview with a Viet Cong band member who refused to reveal his actual name. Activists asked when they plan to change the name and why it hasn’t happened yet.
“It takes a little bit of time. We’ve had a few ideas and unfortunately they were both just kind of dead ends due to licensing,” said the band member. (end)
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