circles, Antifa Philadelphia, Love City Antifa, local Anarchists and
several other organizations/individuals arrived at Fairmount Park
Saturday morning to confirm that Keystone State Skinheads were indeed
holding their Leif Erikson Day event.
Aryan” Reardon heading towards the Gazebo on Lemon Hill on his red bike.
Reardon met up with Bryan Christopher Sawyer, the model who was fired from his job at the PA Academy of Fine Arts after posting a video of himself harassing a black woman with racist and sexist insults and abuse. Sawyer was repping Red Ice, a Neo-Nazi media company based in Sweden.
Antifa attempted to approach Reardon and Sawyer to discuss some of their activities, but unsurprisingly they elected to run to the safety of
Philly Police Department who had begun to congregate up around the Gazebo to undertake their traditional role as protectors for Fascists and Nazis.
By now, KSS began to arrive in carloads. We blasted the info out on
social media in hopes of gathering some more opposition on short notice. Surprisingly, this appears to have been a new low in terms of attendance for KSS for this event. They managed to muster only about 25 Nazis to rally despite having opened up the event to strangers like Reardon and Sawyer and having gathered 40+ for the last 3 years since moving the event underground following a disastrous 2013 event.
Their original plan was to march all the way to the art museum to give
speeches in front of the Washington Monument in Eakins Oval which were to be broadcast on Red Ice. Once Antifa began to form up, though, that plan was quickly abandoned in favor of their time honored tradition of saying some dumb shit in a megaphone at the Thorfin Karlsefni Statue while Antifa chanted, shouted at and heckled them. After maybe 20 minutes at the statue, police pushed Antifa down the sidewalk and street to escort the Nazis back up Lemon Hill and to their cars.
As the Nazis left, Anti-Fascists blocked Lemon Hill Road to get pictures of the vehicles for future identification of any Fascists yet unknown to us.
Swedish History Museum. Anti-Fascists also blasted this info out and
small groups began arriving in the area.
releasing the info and not giving a point for opposition to converge, a
roving band of about 15 KSS bones were able to target small groups of
Anti-Fascists. One car with 2 Anti-Racist Punx was surrounded by KSS,
some of whom were armed with pistols. Fortunately, they were able to
de-escalate the situation and were uninjured. Less fortunately, 3
Anti-Fascists who had arrived on the scene to try and help evacuate the
Punx were recognized from the earlier demo and attacked by KSS.
against the bones who were armed with various weapons. Two of the Antifa sustained minor injuries.
identify every single participant and expose them as the Nazis they are
to their neighbors and co-workers. If you have any information on any of
the Fascists who were there this weekend, e-mail us. When you come to Philly to rep KSS, Blood and Honour or any other Neo-Nazi organizations, and attack Anti-Racists, we will make you regret it.