Nazi Groups organize anti-Semitic ‘National Day of Hate,’ today, police warn

From Salon:

“Hate groups have been instructed to drop banners, place stickers and flyers, and spread racist and antisemitic graffiti in cities across North America during the last Saturday of Black History Month. The very public displays of hate are being encouraged just as incidents targeting Jewish Americans for harassment and violence have escalated. “

From Newsweek:

Neo-Nazi groups across the United States are planning a national “Day of Hate” against Jewish communities on Saturday, according to antisemitism watchdogs and police documents. A leaked internal memo by the New York City Police Department’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Bureau, online organizers are “instructing likeminded individuals to drop banners, place stickers and flyers, or scrawl graffiti as a form of biased so-called action.”

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the National Socialist Movement is the largest neo-Nazi group in the U.S., though it has experienced a decline in membership in recent years. It is currently led by Burt Colucci. The group was behind the recent neo-Nazi demonstration at the opening of Parade, a Broadway show about a Jewish man who was lynched, the CEP said. It stated that two regional chapters in Iowa and California, as well as a small group in New York, were planning to participate in the Day of Hate.


According to CBS:
“We are not afraid. We will have services just like we always do,” said Rabbi Jordan Millstein of Temple Sinai of Bergen County. Millstein says with a rise in extremist activity, security is always tight at Temple Sinai of Bergen County, and it will be even tighter this weekend. “

From NBC in Tampa: Recent reports from the ADL include:

  • Shooting attacks against Jewish people in the streets of Los Angeles.
  • Antisemitic demonstrations in front of a Chabad in Florida.
  • Increases in the distribution of antisemitic propaganda in cities across the nation.
  • Neo-Nazi protestors in New York City spread vile antisemitism and conspiracy theories outside the Broadway revival of Parade, the play that tells the story of the false conviction and lynching of Leo Frank.