White supremacist group literally chased away by residents in Philadelphia

<p>The white supremacist group were filmed marching through the city over the weekend</p>

The white supremacist group were filmed marching through the city over the weekend

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A white supremacist group based in Texas was chased away by residents in Philadelphia after they tried to march in the state over the Independence Day weekend.

On Saturday night, around 200 masked members of the Patriot Front organization marched in the city.

The organisation is listed as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

They formed after the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and have been described as “perhaps the most active white supremacist group in the nation” by ProPublica.

During this march, they were chanting “reclaim America,” pushing and shoving people while they also took a reporter’s mobile, the NBC News claimed.

However, their arrogance soon came to an end when local residents decided push back and let them know they were not welcome in the area.

“They literally ran away from the people of Philadelphia,” Michael Crum, a Philadelphia police officer, told local ABC station WPVI.

“They started engaging with citizens of Philadelphia, who were none too happy about what they were saying,” Crum explained.

“These males felt threatened, and, at one point, somebody in their crowd threw a type of smoke bomb to cover their retreat.”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit out at the group and said in a tweet: “Racism, intolerance, and hate have no place here.”

Footage began to emerge of the white supremacist group holding up small plastic shields that said “Patriot Front” on them.

Some even had to randomly escape in Penske box trucks.

In the rush to escape, one member of the white supremacist group was knocked and slammed in the head after another member pulled the shutters down on him:

Despite police stopping vehicles, and detaining and questioning some members, there were no arrest made.

There were also no reports of any injuries.

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, an activist and counter-protester on the night told the Inquirer that Black people “are met with a different kind of response from police.”

Though, Shira Goodman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League insisted to CBS that she make sure that this is not the case.

“We want to make sure that a group of white men and white supremacists who come in to do that aren’t getting any kind of special treatment, aren’t getting any kind of worse treatment than anybody else who is protesting,” Goodman said.

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