"Keep Boston Irish"


During the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 20th, 2022, a group of Neo-Nazi white supremacists from an ADL listed hate group called Nationalist Social Club 131, aka NSC-131 showed up with a banner that said "Keep Boston Irish." while also flying a neo-nazi white power flag.

NSC-131 Keep Boston Irish at Boston St Patrick's Parade. Photo by Sara Xinyi

NSC-131 Keep Boston Irish at Boston St Patrick's Parade. Photo by Sara Xinyi

"Nazi Cucks"


I first heard about this incident from my comrade, friend & fellow antifascist activist Rod Webber, a performance artist & documentary filmmaker I first met at a counter protest against white supremacists in Watertown, Massachusetts and also posted about on the Boston premiere of his documentary film 2020 The Dumpster Fire.


Rod & his wife Lauren Pespisa were at the parade and alerted the crowd that the group across the street are nazis with Lauren holding a sign that says "Nazi Cucks"

Lauren Pespisa holding sign Nazi Cucks pointed at NSC-131. Photo by Rod Webber

Lauren Pespisa holding sign Nazi Cucks pointed at NSC-131. Photo by Rod Webber

"Run Away Nazi Cowards"


After Lauren showed her "Nazi Cucks" sign, the crowd taunted the neo-nazis causing the group of antisemitic racists to leave. Rod & Lauren followed them while recording video & taunting them and were attacked and assaulted by the group.

Documentary filmmaker Rod Webber and his wife Lauren Pespisa filmed NSC-131 running away and were assaulted by the group.

"We Will Smash You"


After sharing the above video to Twitter & other social media platforms, Rod Webber who regularly counter protests against hate groups posted another video, one found on the right wing video sharing platform Odysee, posted by NSC-131. In that video montage, the neo-nazi group used the song "The Boys Are Back" by the Dropkick Murphys. As a result, Dropkick Murphys tweeted "Fuckin Losers. Stop using our song for your little dress up party video. We will SMASH you " and the band's attorney also issued a copyright infringement Cease & Desist letter to both Odysee & NSC-131.

"Link up or shut up"


A Twitter user presumed to be a member of the Nationalist Social Club NSC-131 then challenged Dropkick Murphys whose Twitter account is managed by the band's frontman and sole original member Ken Casey, "Link up or shut up, 131 will rock your shit".


Ken Casey, who is also a boxer is no stranger to punching nazis & kicking their asses then told them where they can find him...

Neo-nazis & white supremacists are NOT WELCOME IN BOSTON.


On Saturday, March 26th, Ken Casey and around 50 Dropkick Murphys friends and fans showed up at M St Park in Southie, along with dozens of local residents and a huge police presence, who were then joined by self identified Antifa and anti-nazi, anti-racist activists resulting in a crowd over 150+ people denouncing NSC-131.


Members of the press from mainstream media were also there, including Chip Goines & Phillip W.d Martin from WGBH News

"No Cameras"


I traveled from Beverly to Southie with my friends & fellow activists Heidi & Lloyd and after we met up with Lauren, Rod, Shimmy and dozens of other friends & activists we went over to the park to meet up with Ken Casey & the Dropkick Murphys crowd. Initially we were met with hostility due to the large number of cameras present. I had planned on capturing many photos, but at the requests of Ken & many people there asking to not be photographed, it became uncomfortable to do so and I would rather avoid creating any additional hostility between DKM crew and the group of antifascist activists present.


Not only did Dropkick Murphys fans feel uncomfortable with being photographed, some of the self identified Antifa also did not want to be photographed. Ken and several of the Boston Irish & punk rockers also verbally taunted the antifascists who showed up in black bloc, as well as those wearing masks for Covid 19 protection. It felt pretty tense for little bit at first. Although Ken asked to not be photographed, he did allow me to get a photo with him later on before we all left, so I handed my camera to Rod and got a photo with him. I also photographed my friends and managed to get a couple others.

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Dropkick Murphys Ken Casey with photographer Lita Xú Líng Kelley. M St Park. South Boston

Dropkick Murphys Ken Casey with photographer Lita Xú Líng Kelley. M St Park. South Boston

Dave G, Rod Webber, Ernst Jean Jaques Jr, aka Shimmy, & Lauren Pespisa at M St Park, South Boston, MA.

Dave G, Rod Webber, Ernst Jean Jaques Jr, aka Shimmy, & Lauren Pespisa at M St Park, South Boston, MA. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Heidi Hiland with Antifa actvists holding FCK NSC-131 sign.  Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Heidi Hiland with Antifa actvists holding FCK NSC-131 sign. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Boston Police Officers from South Boston District C-6 at M St Park. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Boston Police Officers from South Boston District C-6 at M St Park. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

"Left & Right Against Hate"


Although my friends, comrades & fellow activists who all planned to get together with Dropkick Murphys are all on the far left spectrum, it's not clear how anyone outside of our own group leans politically, but I did spot a man wearing a "Let's Go Brandon" hat, presumably an anti-nazi Southie resident, as well as a pair of anti-vaccine anti-mask mandate protesters, one who looked weird holding a "stand up against mandates" sign since this "rally" had absolutely nothing to do with masks, vaccines or mandates. But free speech is for everyone, unless it's hate speech. Ultimately, it was a very mixed crowd, and it's a good thing when known right wing Trump supporters begin the process of learning how to be anti-racist and get involved in unpacking white privilege and dismantling white supremacy, so it wasn't an issue for most people there and I hope people in our group helped educate them on anti-racism and making them feel welcome.

anti-nazi anti-vaccine anti-mask mandate protesters want to unite left & right against hate Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

anti-nazi anti-vaccine anti-mask mandate protesters want to unite left & right against hate. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Man wearing "Let' Go Brandon" hat is interviewed by WGBH reporter Phillip W.d Martin. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Man wearing "Let' Go Brandon" hat is interviewed by WGBH reporter Phillip W.d Martin at M St Park, South Boston, MA. Photo by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Solo Neo-Nazi


Although the neo nazis did not show up, one racist individual had confrontations with Shimmy & another black man present who he called racist slurs during another confronation. At the end while everyone was leaving, he was overheard by someone telling cops that "Antifa has a trunk load of weapons", which resulted in one car containing the victim of the racial slur and four additional persons, half of them black or person of color, to be stopped, detained & searched on the Summer St Bridge by NINETEEN police cruisers & 8 motorcycle cops, and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agent Andrew Creed who has ties to & a friendly relationship with neo-nazi white supremacist hate group Northeast White Pride, and a 2nd vehicle whose passengers were in Antifa black bloc attire were stopped, detained and searched by over a dozen Boston & state police officers on Cypher St near D St intersection.

Racist Liar!


This is a cropped photo of the man seen talking to several police officers on E 1st St parking by the baketball courts below M St Park and overheard making false claims that "Antifa has a trunk full of weapons"


While Rod & Lauren were able to get to our friends and comrades being detained on Summer St and monitor until they were free to go, Heidi, myself and 2 others came upon the car of 5 antifascist activists being detained & searched on Cypher St, We pulled over to record and intervene and the police quickly released our comrades & friends minutes after our arrival. I can't imagine how much more verbal abuse they would have had to suffer had we not stopped to assist them.


Later in the day after we all got home safely, during communication with each other, we learned that this man in the photo is the same man who had a confrontation with Shimmy, which was caught on camera by Rod Webber's cameraman Dave, as well as the same man who got into an additional confrontation with the black man he called an anti-black racial slur.


Nobody had any weapons, and no arrests were made. As a result of this, Rod Webber put together a short video to tell this part of the story, using his own footage as well as minimal footage contributed by myself and others in our group.


Please be advised, video.. contains strong language

Racist Neo Nazi Liar in Southie.

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