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White Supremacist Group Unfurls Anti-Immigration Banner In Manhattan

A neo-Nazi group held a rally in a Manhattan park Saturday, where members unveiled a large banner that read, “Stop the invasion, end immigration,” Gothamist reported Tuesday.

Photos from Fort Tyron park in Inwood show the group, Identity Evropa, standing over the banner on the arched Billings Arcade, as well as waving American flags and flags stitched with its logo, a symbol from Germanic folklore.

Southern Poverty Law Center describes Identity Evropa a hate group. The all-white organization enthusiastically supports President Trump and seeks to close American borders to immigration, among other things, according to Gothamist.

Identity Evropa “is at the forefront of the racist ‘alt-right’s’ effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism,” according to SPLC. “Rather than denigrating people of color, the campus-based organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.”

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and other elected officials are holding a vigil Tuesday night at Billings Field in Fort Tryon park to protest the incident.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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