Three arrested in ‘white supremacist action’ in Boston, DA says

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The Boston Police Department said Saturday that three men were arrested for disturbing the peace in Jamaica Plain, a diverse Boston neighborhood.

BOSTON (AP) — Three men were arrested Saturday at a rally in Boston that the district attorney called an “organized action for white supremacy.”

The Boston Police Department said Saturday that three men were arrested for disturbing the peace in Jamaica Plain, a diverse Boston neighborhood.

A spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said he was told one of the three men arrested was affiliated with the group known as NSC 131 or Nationalist Social Club.

Hayden said in a statement that “the presence of white supremacists reading a Jamaica Plain book” is “a disgrace and a warning.” Hayden noted that another group of white supremacists, members of the Patriot Front, marched through downtown Boston earlier this month.

The Anti-Defamation League says NSC 131 is a New England-based neo-Nazi group founded in 2019 that “espouses racism, anti-Semitism and intolerance” and whose “membership is a collection of neo-Nazis and racist skinheads , many of whom have antecedents”. membership in other white supremacist groups.

“Society everywhere is being targeted by these groups, and society everywhere must reject them,” Hayden said, calling Boston “a turning point in the hate crusade launched five years ago in Charlottesville.”

In 2017, hundreds of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville, Va., in part to protest the city’s decision to remove a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park. Heavy fighting broke out between participants and counter-protesters that day. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but a car then rammed into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

The day’s death toll rose to three when a State Police helicopter monitoring the event and assisting the governor’s motorcade crashed, killing two soldiers.

Boston police said they had no further information about Saturday’s arrests because the officers involved were still filling out incident reports.



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