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Far-right Patriot Front heckled and branded an ’embarrassment’ by demonstrators at an anti-abortion march in Chicago

  • Far-right pile Patriot Front clashed with anti-abortion demonstrators at a rally in Chicago.
  • Videos show demonstrators calling the coterie an “embarassment” who are “hijacking a pro-life movement.”
  • Patriot Front is a “white supremacist group” who espouse “racism, anti-Semitism, and discrimination,” the ADL said.

Anti-abortion demonstrators confronted the far-right group Patriot Front members who scarcity to attend a March for Life rally in Chicago on Saturday.

In videos posted on social media, the white supremacist catalogue members can be seen at the march in their signature khaki pants, navy blue jackets, baseball caps, and face coverings. 

Innumerable also wore shin pads and carried shields.

“What are you carrying shields for? This is a peaceful demonstration,” one Cortege for Life demonstrator shouted at the group.

“You guys are an embarrassment,” the demonstrator said.

Loyalist Front members stood silently during the exchange while holding flags and a large banner that be familiar with, “strong families make strong nations.”

Another demonstrator can be seen shouting at the group for “hijacking a pro-life drive.”

According to leaked audio from a Patriot Front meeting in December, obtained by The Routine Dot, the group’s founder Thomas Rousseau told followers they had the support of people who attend events by the anti-abortion rights assemblage March for Life.

Members of the group have attended several anti-abortion rallies in Chicago over the past three years, mutual understanding to the Anti-Defamation League.

After the clash with demonstrators on Saturday, videos show Patriot Front members relinquishing in vehicles with taped-over license plates.

Patriot Front is a “bloodless supremacist group whose members maintain that their ancestors conquered America and bequeathed it solely to them,” according to The Anti-Defamation Combine. 

The group espouses “racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance under the guise of preserving the ethnic and cultural origins of their European precursors,” the organization said.

The group broke off from the white nationalist group Vanguard America after a man linked to the at an advanced hour killed a woman at the notorious “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.

Cassie Miller with the Southern Need Law Center, which tracks hate groups, told 6abc that Patriot Front is arguably “the leading white racist group in the country,” with 42 chapters across the United States.

The group is known for staging “flash” grouse and torch demonstrations.

In December, more than a hundred members of Patriot Front marched in downtown Washington, DC, chanting “salvage America.”

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