Far-right Proud Boys march through Long Island streets, alarming local pols

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According to videos and reports, members of the far-right Proud Boys group marched through Rockville, LI over the weekend, storming stores and disrupting shoppers.

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About 20 members of the organization – classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League – took to a street on Saturday while wearing black robes, their faces covered with bandanas. and flagged off a truck, playing rap music from the video show “Don’t Walk on Me”.

The marchers went on Sunrise Highway and into the Nassau County Village business district, where they walked into stores shouting slogans and passing out flyers detailing the group’s fringe visions, Newsday reported.

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The protest attracted the ire of local elected officials.

US Representative Kathleen Rice, a Democrat whose district includes the south coast of Long Island, said she was “disgusted” by the group.

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“I know about the march through Rockville Center that white nationalists organized today. I’m sorry it happened in our district tweeted, “I will continue to fight against racism, hatred and white nationalism while serving as your representative.

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Island) said on Saturday in a tweet An accompanying video of the scene read, “Neo-fascist Proud Boys marched through Rockville Center today near my office.

“I will not be silent. Their hatred has no place here—this is not the Nassau I know,” said the legislator. “Who else will speak?”

About 20 members of the Proud Boys took to a street on Saturday while they were dressed in black, their faces covered with bandanas.
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The Proud Boys are classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.
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State Assembly member Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Center) said the demonstration was disturbing.

“It is extremely worrying that the far-right, neo-fascist Proud Boys took out a march through Rockville Center this afternoon,” she said. posted on twitter, “Organized groups that spread violence and hate should not be welcome in our communities.”

Weekend Proud Boys protests followed the group’s demonstrations in the streets of Long Island’s Patchogue and Bay Shore communities last month. patch reported,

Several members of the extremist organization have faced criminal consequences for their involvement in the January 6 Capitol siege.

On Tuesday, the House Select Committee probing the deadly riots issued five summons targeting right-wing groups, including the Proud Boys.

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