Amid defamatory taunts of “Fuck you Faggots”, “Sieg Heil” and Trump rally cries armed Nazis under police escort disrupted the Detroit Pride Parade Saturday. A group of approx 10 Nazi’s and an apparent TERF with a megaphone marched to the entrance of the Pride Parade roughly pushing aside antifascists and pride revelers.
Via The Independent: Separate LGBT+ pride marches in the US were disrupted on Saturday, one by a stampede triggered over fears of a shooting and another by one of America’s biggest neo-Nazi groups.
In Detroit, an armed white supremacist group called the National Socialist Movement (NSM) descended on the annual Motor City Pride Festival, where they held placards, gave Nazi salutes and displayed armbands with swastikas.
Per @marcklock an independent reporter on Twitter:
“Today at Motor City Pride, a friendly LGBT+ event, Detroit PD escorted Nazi’s in full uniform outside of the entrance to the festival. Detroit PD bruised those that tried to intervene (see below Video) and allowed this to happen.”
In other news: Washington DC: seven people were taken to hospital after fears of a potential gunman at the pride event sparked panic.
Hundreds of people were gathered at the Dupont Circle for the parade when people started running after hearing what they thought was a gunshot.
“As the officers were going to the scene, there was a crowd of people going away from it and some of the individuals in the crowd said there was a man with a gun and that someone had fired a shot,” said Guillermo Rivera, a commander with the Metropolitan Police Department.
A man was taken into custody and is facing a gun possession charge, he said.
Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that she had been briefed by police and there were “no shots fired”.
Elizabeth Hernandez, 19, was among those celebrating in the city when she said she heard “pop, pop” and suddenly barricades were being thrown over and a crowd of people starting running frantically from the area.
And In other news:
We just learned that former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos a self-loathing cis gay man of Jewish heritage and nationalistic transphobic pedophilia promoter has been named Boston Straight Pride Grand Marshal a group which The Independent tells us is also heavily linked with far-right movements and nazi protests.
Yiannopoulos a perennial favorite of right-wing terrorists offers this 2016 rendition of America the Beautiful in Dallas to a room of drunken Nazis. Via The Telegraph