Neo-Nazi protesters disrupt LGBT+ pride march and 'rip up rainbow flags'
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An armed group of neo-Nazis marched on Detroit’s Motor City Pride festival on Saturday, “escorted” by police who allegedly "bruised those that tried to intervene".

Around 10 supporters of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) made Nazi salutes while holding large shields emblazoned with their logo and waved swastika-adorned flags at the family-friendly LGBT+ celebration.

The white nationalists reportedly yelled “white power” and "sieg heil", ripped up rainbow flags and appeared to urinate on an Israeli flag, with some carrying rifles.

As reported by PinkNews, the hate group’s “commander” wrote on the Russian networking site VK, on which he has eight followers:

“NSM will be armed and counter-protesting the freaks. NSM, lets [sic] put some boots on the ground!!

"I don’t really give a damn about op-sec or Antifa in this situation.

We go in with Swastikas blazing and if people don’t like it, tough s***...

Those there to celebrate Pride could be heard chanting at police: "Who do you protect?"

People were understandably furious.

Warning: explicit language.

In the UK, Pride month opened with two homophobic attacks dominating the headlines.

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