Neo-Nazis Plan ‘Day of Hate’ Protests Outside NYC Synagogues After Harassing Spectators Outside Ben Platt Broadway Musical, Parade — Where Mayor Eric Adams Took The Stage And Told Them, ‘This Is Not A Place Where Hate Lives’
- Extremist groups with white supremacist views are trying to plan a ‘National Day of Hate’ this weekend during the Jewish Sabbath
- The plan includes targeting Jewish communities, including organizing protests outside New York City synagogues; NYPD says there are no specific threats
- Threats of violence and protests come after a group of neo-Nazis harassed theatergoers outside Broadway show, Parade, whose lead character is Jewish
White supremacist groups are planning a “National Day of Hate” this weekend to coincide with the Jewish Sabbath, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
The latest threat, in the form of social media posts by extremists, spurred others to harass and target Jewish communities, including organizing protests outside New York City synagogues.
The NYPD said there were no specific threats, but “out of an abundance of caution, the Department will deploy additional resources to sensitive locations, including places of worship, throughout the weekend.”
The potential threat of protests and violence came after a group of neo-Nazis harassed theatergoers as they lined up for a screening of the Broadway musical, Processionon Tuesday evening.
On Thursday night’s show, New York City Mayor Eric Adams took the stage for the performance and said, “When we fill a theater, we send out a message that this is not a place of hatred.”
Extremist groups with white supremacist views are trying to plan a ‘National Day of Hate’ this weekend during the Jewish Sabbath, according to information from the NYPD
Online hate speech called for a day of ‘anti-Semitic action’
The threat of violence and protests comes after a group of neo-Nazis harassed theatergoers outside the Broadway show, Parade, whose protagonist is Jewish. Pictured, New York City Mayor Eric Adams took the stage Thursday to condemn such protests
NYC Mayor Eric Adams took the stage Thursday night to denounce hate speech at the Bernard Jacobs Theater on West 45th Street in Manhattan
“We have the largest Jewish population outside of Tel Aviv,” Adams told the audience to applause. “When you come out and really cross-fertilize ideas and culture, that’s the beauty and a symbol of New York City.”
The mayor called the anti-Semitic protest outside the theater earlier this week, describing it as “not the New York spirit we love — this was hatred, this was bigotry.”
During Tuesday’s protest, a member of the public posted video of the hate-filled demonstration outside the Bernard Jacobs Theater on West 45th Street in Manhattan.
Those demonstrating shouted, carried banners and handed out fliers claiming the show glorifies pedophilia.
The musical revival tells the true story of Leo Frank – a Jewish man who was lynched in 1915 after being wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl.
During the protest on Tuesday night, protesters shouted, carried banners and handed out fliers claiming the show glorified pedophilia
Those demonstrating shouted, carried banners and handed out fliers claiming the show glorifies pedophilia
The neo-Nazis harassed theatergoers outside the Broadway debut of “Parade,” handing out fliers like the one above. It included the name of the group, ‘Empire State Stormers’
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she ordered police to keep a close eye on Jewish communities this weekend
The Anti-Defamation League posted a message of positivity on its Twitter page
“The irony should not escape anyone that these anti-Semitic extremists decided to protest against a play that chronicled the true story of the lynching of an innocent Jewish man by an anti-Semitic mob and used it as an opportunity to spread conspiracy theories and hatred,” the statement said. . The Anti-Defamation League reports this in a statement
Frank’s original trial, media attention, and lynching led to the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
The event also shaped the ADL, which was founded in Chicago in 1913 and championed Frank’s cause.
In a statement, producers of Parade said, “If there is any doubt about the urgency of telling this story at this moment in history, the meanness on display tonight should put it to rest.”