Multiple groups of professed neo-Nazis were spotted marching through parks in the Orlando area Saturday, with one group even ending up at the gates of Walt Disney World.
Social media videos showed the groups – known as ‘Blood Tribe’ and ‘The Goyim Defense League’ – taking to the streets in Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Spring.
The marchers, caught on video by State Representative Anna V. Eskamani, were raising the Nazi salute and chanting ‘we are everywhere.’
It came just days after racist mass shooter Ryan Palmeter killed three black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville. Palmeter walked into the store on Saturday armed with two firearms, including an AR-15-style rifle adorned with swastikas.
According to fliers, the two groups worked together to organize a ‘March of the Redshirts’ rally.
Multiple groups of professed neo-Nazis were spotted marching through parks in the Orlando area Saturday, with one group even ending up at the gates of Walt Disney World
The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism issued a statement Friday warning that the gatherings were coming at some point in September.
They said that they ‘expect the group will likely hold several demonstrations in high visibility locations – such as a sporting or entertainment venue, highway overpass, government building or in front of an LGBTQ+ venue or Jewish institution – in order to attract as much public and media attention as possible.’
It happened on the same day Order of the Black Sun, a separate group of far right supporters – claiming to be affiliated with the ‘Aryan Freedom Network’ – were flying Nazi flags at the gates of Disney World alongside flags claiming to support Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The protesters alleging to support DeSantis carried out a similar stunt outside Disney in mid-June.
Conservative media personality Kyle Becker, however, suggested that they were not necessarily serious and just trying to defame Republicans.
‘Here we go with the false flag nonsense again. These are “DeSantis supporters” flying neo-nazi flags outside Disney World. Your life has got to be a sad one to do right-wing cosplay because your ideas suck. It’s just so pathetic.’
ADL researcher Ben Popp told local media that the group – also known as ‘OBS’ – is a white supremacist network that formed just months ago and that the demonstration outside the children’s theme park was its first.
Popp said the hate group is ‘well known’ to the ADL and that it’s comprised of individuals who have ‘been involved in other white supremacist groups and organizations in the state of Florida for the past couple of years.’
There were even groups of far right supporters – claiming to be affiliated with the ‘Aryan Freedom Network’ – flying Nazi flags at the gates of Disney World alongside flags supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, similar to protests in June. Some conservatives thought these protests were a ‘false flag’
The group of Neo-Nazis who protested outside Disney World were from a newly-established hate group identified as the Order of the Black Sun held their first protest back in mid-June
Meanwhile, Blood Tribe members were later spotted on the highway by right-wing journalist and former Congressional candidate Laura Loomer.
At one point, video showed one of the members tell Loomer she should be ‘thrown in an oven’ while also yelling slurs at her.
Loomer was obviously upset with the behavior of the marchers but defended their right to do it.
‘Very vitriolic and irrational behavior. But, it is moments like this that remind us that this is what free speech was created for. Speech you disagree with is also free speech,’ Loomer tweeted.
‘While I certainly don’t enjoy the way I was treated today while driving home from an afternoon of errands and getting my hair done, it’s a reminder that free speech must be for everyone, or else we have free speech for no one,’ she added.
Blood Tribe and Aryan Freedom Network are extreme white supremacist groups that espouse anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic views and parade in military-style clothing, often while heavily armed.
Former US Marine Christopher Polhaus, who has been linked to the January 6 riots at the US Capitol Building in Washington DC in 2021, founded Blood Tribe.
The Aryan Freedom Network is closely linked to the Ku Klux Klan and was founded by the daughter of a former leader of the racist group – known as a Grand Dragon.
Christopher “Hammer” Pohlhaus (pictured center right) leads a rally with neo-Nazi groups Blood Tribe, and Goyim Defense League
People hold swastika flags as neo-Nazi groups march in Orlando
Social media videos showed the groups – known as ‘Blood Tribe’ and ‘The Goyim Defense League’ – marching through Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Spring
A neo-Nazi with the group Blood Tribe poses for a photo during a rally
Blood Tribe members were later spotted on the highway by right-wing journalist and former Congressional candidate Laura Loomer
Blood Tribe and Aryan Freedom Network are extreme white supremacist groups that espouse anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic views and parade in military-style clothing
The Aryan Freedom Network is closely linked to the Ku Klux Klan and was founded by the daughter of a former leader of the racist group – known as a Grand Dragon
Former US Marine Christopher Polhaus, who has been linked to the January 6 riots at the US Capitol Building in Washington DC in 2021, founded Blood Tribe
The Goyim Defense League are an anti-Semitic group of provocateurs whose loose networks of members across the country help it mingle and collaborate with other Neo-Nazi groups.
Its strongholds include Arizona, California, Georgia and Texas, but many of its recent stunts have taken place in Florida, the new home of California-raised Minadeo II.
It specializes in carrying out highly offensive stunts, such as driving around in vans daubed in anti-Semitic slurs while dressed as Jews in what they refer to as ‘Name the Nose’ tours.
The word Goyim is a disparaging Yiddish and Hebrew word for non-Jews.
Last year, at least 50 different white supremacist groups flooded the country with record amounts of racist propaganda, including fliers, banners, graffiti and laser projections, according to the ADL.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12474737/White-supremacists-march-Orlando-waving-swastika-flags-raising-Heil-Hitler-salutes-just-days-racist-Dollar-General-store-attack-Jacksonville-left-three-dead.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 White supremacists march on Orlando, waving swastika flags and raising Heil Hitler salutes – just days after racist Dollar General store attack in Jacksonville that left three dead