A neo-Nazi hate group held a rally in Fort Tryon park in Inwood on Saturday, waving American flags as well as flags with their organization’s logo, an inverted triangle symbol from Germanic folklore.
Photos show a gaggle of bigoted white men parading through the park with a large banner declaring “STOP THE INVASION, END IMMIGRATION,” which they unfurled on the arched Billings Arcade. The group published photos on Twitter documenting the display, while also taking care to make sure their faces were hidden.
The group, called Identity Evropa, is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC]. The all-white group enthusiastically supports President Trump and seeks to close American borders to immigration, among other things.
Inwood is a largely Dominican neighborhood.
One year after their vile march in Charlottesville, white supremacist group Identity Evropa has come to Washington Heights. But they messed with the wrong community. Join uptown leaders tonight for vigil against racism and xenophobia. 6:30pm Ft. Tryon Park, Billings Lawn. pic.twitter.com/FdiJef4NYz
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) July 31, 2018
Happening today: @RepEspaillat will hold a speak out against racism event “Uptown Standing Together Against Racism & Xenophobia” today at 6:30p at Billings Lawn at Ft. Tryon Park. @CnDelarosa @MarkLevineNYC @Uptowncollectiv pic.twitter.com/A5Gbj6T0Rg
— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) July 31, 2018
Here are some more pics supplied by the group themselves. We are simply at a loss for words…. pic.twitter.com/1SPlT29W13
— Uptown Collective (@Uptowncollectiv) July 30, 2018
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— IDENTITY EVROPA (@IdentityEvropa) July 31, 2018
BUILD THE WALL!
Identity Evropa activists held a demonstration outside of the Mexican Consulate in NYC today to call for the construction of a border wall, an end to mass immigration, and the restoration of America’s historic demographics. pic.twitter.com/hJVqgf05WV
— IDENTITY EVROPA (@IdentityEvropa) July 28, 2018