Neo-Nazis Crash Providence Red Ink Library Library Book Reading With Swastika Flag

Nearly two dozen neo-fascist and Nazis swarmed a nonprofit library in Rhode Island on Monday night, interrupting reading with profanities and swastika.

“We held a peaceful celebration of the Communist Manifesto tonight for 45 minutes, until it was interrupted by a mob of fascism and Nazis,” said Red Ink Community Library in Providence. Posted on Twitter Page.

“They showed up on our sidewalks, banging on our windows, shouting horrible curses and trying to attack our members,” the organization tweeted.

Monday Read a book to celebrate anniversaries Communist Manifesto-also known as “Red Book Day. ”

But one reader was suddenly interrupted when a mob banged on the library’s doors and windows, repeatedly shouting “commie scum.” The interruption — recorded during the library’s live stream — continued for several minutes.

In the video, a group of protesters hold banners with a large swastika and many images of Bolts SS can be seen standing along the front windows of the library.

“This is scary, friends,” one librarian told protesters.

While it was very dark, the Nazis could be seen shouting obscenities at the group of people inside the library, who kept the doors closed. Then the Nazis started chanting, “Commie scum, get off our streets!”

“What is the greater threat, a few people peacefully reading a piece of literature with which you may disagree, or people smashing windows, raising hell in the street and making threats? You make a call, “a Twitter users posted.

David Raileanu, co-owner of the Red Ink Community Library, told The Daily Beast: “It was horrifying. “It was a situation where we quickly determined the fact that there were people outside wearing clothes and wearing Nazi symbols and Nazi insignia. There are more of them than us. “

In one videotapes was posted on social media by another co-owner of Red Ink, Alexander Herbert, the group of protesters saluted to the cameras of the Nazis as they shouted “white power!”

“We appreciate and appreciate the support of our neighborhood. Their voices helped quell the hate,” Library posted on its Instagram page.

Finally, Providence police showed up and ordered about 20 protesters who had gathered outside to leave ABC6 Prove.

The Providence Police Department did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.

“Although we were aware and wanted to highlight the relevance and importance of Manifesto Today, we don’t want it to be so bare, so ugly,” the library said.

“We did not foresee or foresee that we would be interrupted by violence and hatred. So as soon as it started happening, there was an overwhelming sense of fear and anxiety in the room,” says Raileanu. “It was a very difficult emotion to analyze at the time. Looking back, I’m very proud of the composure and poise displayed by the team that was here last night. Everyone maintains their focus and resilience. So no one is lured into the violence the troublemakers clearly want, and everyone can stay safe. “

The Nazi protest caused a stir online, where users pointed out that some in the crowd were wearing face masks with “131” stitched on them, likely a reference to NSC-131, an organization white nationalists have a history of undermining the Boston Area. Another person wearing a mask shows Sonnenrada black sun was used by the neo-fascists.

“These are the NSC Nazis who have come to disrupt the reading of the Little Red Book,” a Twitter users posted. “This is a wake-up call to all of Providence RI, it’s time to start getting better organized/prepared, we must protect our communities from this threat. Support for @RedInkPVD, a small library that we have to protect. ”

In a statement, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee said: “There is no room for hate in our community or state. The video showing a group waving Nazi flags last night in Providence is unacceptable and disgusting. I stand before the condemnable behavior last night.”

The Red Ink Community Library is a non-profit organization focused on “developing, informing, and empowering a striking and energetic working class,” according to website. The organization claims that it provides equal access to “historical, economic and political material” and serves as a left-wing source in the community.

“The Red Ink Community Library aims to be a hub for radical and revolutionary thought… for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations,” the website explains.

The Red Ink owner said a forum about the incident will be held on Friday, February 25. They want community members to discuss how to prevent and deal with any future attacks. future.

“I was very worried that someone might get hurt. I worry more broadly for the community that now has to accept the fact that there was a crowd of at least 20 or maybe 30 Nazis on their streets,” said Raileanu. “I’m trying to do my best to make sure that as many people as possible are aware of what happened and the reality of the situation.” Neo-Nazis Crash Providence Red Ink Library Library Book Reading With Swastika Flag

Russell Falcon

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