3 arrested in Boston after white supremacists protest drag queen story hour

3 arrested in Boston after white supremacists protest drag queen story hour

Three folks had been arrested in Boston after a gaggle of masked white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters at a “drag queen story time” occasion for youths on Saturday, stories mentioned.

One of many three arrested for disturbing the peace was reportedly the chief of the Nationalist Social Membership, or NSC 131, which is categorized as a New England-based neo-Nazi group by the Anti-Defamation League.

The opposite two arrested had been apparently counter-protesters who clashed with the 131 members within the Jamaica Plain neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

The protests started outdoors an occasion at Loring Greenough Home, with movies exhibiting members of NSC 131 chanting and holding a banner that mentioned “PEDO SCUM OFF OUR STREETS,” video of the protest confirmed. Members wore hats, sun shades and masks emblazoned with “131,” in response to the movies.

“It turned out they had been calling folks throughout the LGBTQ neighborhood pedophiles,” witness Richie Cadet instructed WCVB-TV. “They undoubtedly had been saying sure phrases that ought to by no means be mentioned about anyone.”

The white supremacist protesters shouted and clashed with counter-protestors in Jamaica Plain.Youtube / WCVB

Youngsters had been escorted out of the occasion by Boston cops, however counter-protesters later confronted the lads, CBS Boston reported. The 23-year-old chief of the group and a 27-year-old counter-protester fought and each had been arrested, the station mentioned. A 21-year-old man was arrested for hitting a automobile with a metallic object, CBS added.

Elected officers condemned the presence of the white supremacist group.

“We’re ready and won’t be intimidated in our work to make Boston a metropolis for everybody,” Mayor Michelle Wu mentioned in an announcement offered to the Boston Herald. “We stay prepared for citywide deployment of additional public security assets with a zero tolerance method to any teams seeking to intimidate or harass residents in our metropolis.”

Suffolk District Legal professional Kevin Hayden known as it an “organized white supremacist motion” and mentioned Boston was a “means level within the campaign of hate” launched in Charlottesville, Virginia 5 years in the past through the notorious “Unite the Proper” rally.

“The presence of white supremacists at a Jamaica Plain e-book studying at the moment, like their downtown Boston march earlier this month, is without delay a shame and a warning,” Hayden mentioned in an announcement. “Society all over the place is focused by these teams, and society all over the place should reject them.”

The march Hayden was referring to concerned about 100 members of the group Patriot Entrance marching by town.

With Publish wires

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