Horrifying footage of white supremacists at a neo-Nazi rally in Orlando, Florida, has emerged on social media.
The hate group shouted anti-Semitic slurs referring to Jewish people as ‘the devil’, expressed anti-Black sentiments and waved Nazi flags.
The clips from Saturday, including one where the group could be seen stomping on an Israeli flag and chanted about ‘white power’, were widely condemned online.
Those at the rally chanted hateful phrases, including ‘the Jew is the devil’, ‘Jews rape children and drink their blood’ and ‘Jews brought slaves here’
The gathering took place just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Campaign group StopAntisemitism.org tweeted photos and videos from the rally with the caption: ‘A horrific anti-Semitic, anti-black rally is happening right now in Orlando, FL orchestrated by white supremacist Eddie McBride and his group NSM.
‘Why are local PD allowing this?’
Those at the rally chanted hateful phrases, including ‘the Jew is the devil’, ‘Jews rape children and drink their blood’ and ‘Jews brought slaves here’.
The rally, which was organized by the National Socialist Movement (NMS) was live-streamed on the American Nazi Party’s site.
In one social media clip shared by user @DawneyNP the group can be seen gathering around a vehicle, with one bypasser getting punched by a man who appears to be a part of the rally.
Neo-Nazi leader Burt Colucci, circled. StopAntisemitism.org tweeted that he was ‘indicted by a grand jury for disorderly conduct charges’
It was captioned: ‘My son just witnessed Nazis in Orlando. He said there were dozens hanging on the corner.
‘The guy getting assaulted got out of his car and pushed one of them.’
In another video shared by StopAntisemitism.org on Twitter, a man can be seen stomping on an Israeli flag.
Comments on social media also reported the group made ‘monkey noises’ at a Black woman who was passing by, Newsweek reported.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told the site that they received calls about the rally in the afternoon on Saturday, where around 20 people gathered for the neo-Nazi demonstration.
The hate group shouted anti-Semitic slurs towards the Jewish community, chanted anti-Black sentiments and waved Nazi flags
A spokesperson said: ‘The group, assembled on public property, was reported by witnesses to be wearing clothing with “Nazi” insignia and yelling profanities and anti-Semitic slurs at vehicles passing by.’
They added several demonstrators got into a fight with a person passing by, and an investigation is ongoing although no arrests were made.
Police said that while the office ‘deplores hate speech in any form’, the protesters had the First Amendment right to demonstrate.
StopAntisemitism.org’s tweets also pictured neo-Nazi leader Burt Colucci as present at the demonstrations.
Last April he was arrested in Chandler, Arizona and accused of threatening to kill African Americans. He was jailed for aggravated assault, ABC15 reported.
Pictures on social media from Sunday show that a neo-Nazi group also gathered a day later, on overpasses on the Interstate 4 highway.
A tweet with photos showing Nazi flags over a bridge was captioned: ‘Right now: shocking display of Nazi flags and demonstrators on multiple overpasses between downtown Orlando and Disney on I-4’.
People sharing footage were disgusted by the group’s gathering. One user posting clips from the rally wrote: ‘Better footage of the Florida Nazis this afternoon. DeSantis has made Florida an open and accepting place for white nationalists like this.’
Another user retweeting the videos said: ‘This is disgusting. Welcome to Florida where the racist Nazis are empowered, the politicians are as crooked as they come, and the cockroaches have wings.’
Attorney Aaron Parnas also tweeted: ‘With a Governor that turns a blind eye to Nazi demonstrations, I have never been so scared to be Jewish in Florida.’
The incident took place just days after vandals scrawled swastikas on the outside of Union Station in Washington D.C.
A tweet with photos showing Nazi flags over a bridge was captioned: ‘Right now: shocking display of Nazi flags and demonstrators on multiple overpasses between downtown Orlando and Disney on I-4’
The graffiti was discovered Friday, with crude Nazi symbols marked on columns across the front of the massive building and several clustered around the escalator entrance to the underground D.C. Metro.
StopAntisemitism.org said on its site that NSM ‘plans to hold other events, including on April 23 in Washington State, a convention of its national chapters and a public protest’.
It added that earlier this month NSM blamed losing access to the use of BlogTalk Radio on ‘the Jew’, and opened its own live-streaming.
According to anti-hate organization ADL, the United States has recorded its highest level of anti-Semitic abuse in 2020, in its most recent audit since it began tracking in 1979.
The group recorded more than 2,100 acts of anti-Semitic assault, vandalism and harassment; an increase of 12 per cent over the previous year.
Five fatalities were directly linked to anti-Semitic violence in the report, and 91 were targeted in physical assaults.
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