About two dozen members of the neo-Nazi group “Blood Tribe” marched on the grounds of the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Clad in their field trip uniforms of black pants and red sweatshirts, the group carried flags with swastikas on them.
The men who proclaimed their pride in their white race hid their identities behind balaclavas and sunglasses as they chanted “Israel is not our friend,” “There will be blood,” and other racist, homophobic, antisemitic and misogynist slogans. While the sight of twenty-odd pathetic man-children anonymously marching around the capitol grounds like a third-grade outing likely made them chuckle, local politicians denounced the demonstration.
“To see neo-Nazis marching in our streets and neighborhoods and in the shadow of our State Capitol building spreading their disturbing, hateful messages is truly revolting,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement Saturday. “Let us be clear: neo-Nazis, antisemitism, and white supremacy have no home in Wisconsin. We will not accept or normalize this rhetoric and hate. It’s repulsive and disgusting, and I join Wisconsinites in condemning and denouncing their presence in our state in the strongest terms possible.”