This story is still unfolding, but here’s what we know:
The 5th Annual “White Nationalist Economic Summit” was attacked this afternoon in a daring daylight raid by 20-30 Antifascists on a Tinley Park, IL restaurant. The summit had been in the works secretly for 6 months, during most of which it was known to Antifascists in the area due to a nazi snitch.
In attendance at the event were several members of the Illinois National Socialist Movement (NSM), which has been having a banner 13 months, including two major defeats, the death of two high-profile members, the leaking of their entire membership list, and various other embarrassments. Also in attendance were several members of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a “suit and tie nazi” organization that specializes in race-baiting prominent news stories and glorifying the confederacy.
10 people were injured in the attack. 9 of them appear to be attendees (out of a total of around 20), with the final person injured being the manager of the restaurant, who had attempted to restrain an Antifascist for arrest and was treated to a beating as a result.
Several nazis were hospitalized. There are no reports of injured Antifascists. The police detained a car with several people in it, but it is unknown if they were involved in the altercation or just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
More info to follow as we get it, but here’s some other sources to check out:
http://antiracistaction.org/?q=node%2F157 (this includes some more info on the nazis who were there)
Philly Antifa would like to salute whoever was responsible for this successful action. This represent a dedicated, dynamic, and above all daredevil approach to Antifascism we believe necessary to win!