A group of neo-nazis descended on the city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Saturday while chanting profanity-laced slurs targeting African-Americans and the LGBTQ community.
Members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) had submitted a request for a permit to gather in Brandon Park on July 18, 2020, but that permit request was denied due to COVID-19 restrictions in place by the governor, reports NorthCentralPA.
“Despite assurances that they would not appear, approximately 15 members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), many of them armed, rallied in Williamsport’s Brandon Park Saturday afternoon,” PennLive reports.
NSM actively promotes intolerance of those of Jewish faith, as well as African Americans, and the LGBTQ community.
NSM members reportedly used the N-word to refer to Derek Slaughter, the town’s first Black mayor.
“Black lives don’t f-cking matter,” one member could be heard yelling in a video posted by On the Pulse. “F-ck you n–ger!”
“They made a profanity-laced racial insult at an African-American woman who went by on the street,” PennLive reported. “A female member proclaimed ‘God hates the gays’ and led a chant against them using the ‘F’ word.”
“Master Race” 😂🤣😂🤣 specimen march in Williamsport. pic.twitter.com/1qLjoqw3pX
— Bass player for the Obelisk of Wokeness (@TheCindyJackson) July 18, 2020
“The group carried NSM flags that were a combination of a swastika and American flag and wore Nazi armbands. A few carried shields and several gave the Nazi salute during the rally and as they were leaving,” PennLive reported.
Brandon Park in Williamsport right now. @northcentralpa pic.twitter.com/9qbVQhcLqK
— Brett R. Crossley (@BrettCrossley44) July 18, 2020
Williamsport PA today.#Punchnazis pic.twitter.com/lxalZB5MDk
— Socially Distanced Before it was Cool (@DRodbone) July 18, 2020
Nazi rally in Williamsport, PA today.
This is the master race?
So much Little Dick Energy tho.
Their Colorguard is awful. 🚩📯 pic.twitter.com/bxzAVYs5XI
— Latisha Sweeting (@Tishy_Inez) July 18, 2020
Police breaking up a nazi rally in Williamsport PA pic.twitter.com/SgEQ2i1YC4
— Ho Bott LIVE (@HoBottLIVE) July 18, 2020