Neo-Nazis gather at the New England governor’s home

Dozens of neo-Nazis They demonstrated outside the home of the Massachusetts governor. Maura Healey (d) Saturday night, in a frightening display of hatred. Members of the group NSC-131 — which seeks to create a whites-only ethnostate in New England — marched Saturday night through the Boston suburb of Arlington, wearing khaki uniforms, black jackets, face masks and baseball caps.

Members of NSC-131 moved under the cover of darkness, choosing to chant the progressive activist, “Whose Streets?” Our streets!” Neo-Nazis then lined the sidewalk across the street from the Healy family home, which was protected by state forces. Members of the group lit red traffic flares, raising them high with their strong arm in a Hitler salute. They raised a banner that said, “We are not going anywhere.”

The action taken by NSC-131 was a street response to Civil rights fees Which the state filed against the group late last year. The 26-page complaint was filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell (D) in December. Campbell denounced the group’s efforts to “target and terrorize people throughout Massachusetts and interfere with their rights,” and insisted that Massachusetts was committed to “holding this group of neo-Nazis and their leaders accountable.”

This legal complaint reached NSC-131 for actions that “unlawfully target and disrupt LGBTQ+ events,” including story hours; “Illegally targeting migrants on the basis of race and national origin,” including by trespassing on hotels where asylum seekers are offered temporary housing; “unlawfully attacking members of the public”, with frequent altercations at NSC-131 rallies; and for numerous efforts aimed at “disturbing the peace and public safety.”

NSC-131 leaders posted a video of the confrontation outside the governor’s home on Telegram, a social network favored by many extremists, along with a message declaring that the goal of the protest was to “show the world that lawfare will not intimidate nationalists in New England,” as well as complaining about what… The hate group calls it an “immigrant invasion.”

A call to Haley’s office seeking comment was not immediately returned. This was actually the second action by NSC-131 targeting the Governor’s House. In mid-October, members of the neo-Nazi group He went the same way At Healey’s residence he declared: “New England is ours, and the rest must go.” At the time, the governor issued a statement criticizing “these neo-Nazis and white supremacists” for “trying to intimidate people from exercising their rights,” adding, “We will not tolerate that in Massachusetts.”

NSC-131 is an offshoot of another far-right hate group, Patriot Front, and is tactically similar in organizing mob actions like the march on Haley’s house. But unlike the National Front, which cloaks its white nationalism with a veneer of patriotism, NSC-131 is Unashamedly Nazi in its ideology and iconography. “By using the swastika and the fearsome symbols of Nazi Germany, we place ourselves in the strongest possible opposition to everything we can change in modern society,” the group stated in its literature.

However, the neo-Nazi group has attempted to have its way with the MAGA crowd by exploiting issues that animate the GOP base, declaring that “Nazism is the opposition to the drag queen story hour and critical race theory.”

The group also launched a somewhat less vitriolic commercial political movement called the People’s Initiative for New England, or PINE — which has distributed flyers at Donald Trump’s rallies. PINE calls for the succession of New England from the United States, and for the removal of non-whites — with the goal, he wrote in statements posted on Substack, of creating a government that “represents” the region’s “overwhelming” white majority and the Founders. stock.”

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