A group of neo-Nazis called the Blood Tribe allegedly joined group Gays Against Groomers at their Pride protest in Wisconsin over the weekend.
Update: I only managed to livestream on Facebook, but armed Neo-Nazis from “Blood Tribe” showed up here at the pride event in Wisconsin. I’ll have video up here ASAP. pic.twitter.com/F674tGFvqR
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) July 29, 2023
Gays Against Groomers was formed in June 2022 by Jaimee Michell to stand against what the group believes to be the “indoctrination” of children. The group has made claims that the LGBTQ+ community contributes to the “medicalization” of children as well.
Apparently this was a cause the neo-Nazis could get down with. The Blood Tribe, armed with semi-automatic rifles, were photographed in close proximity to Gays Against Groomers on July 29 during the pre-planned protest at the Wisconsin Pride in the Park event in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Swastika flags were waved by the Blood Tribe while Gays Against Groomers held signs that said “Leave the kids alone.”
Gays Against Groomers organized a protest of a “Pride in the Park” event in Watertown, Wisconsin. Armed neo nazis with AR-15’s showed up. pic.twitter.com/Zte7HOpEca
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) July 30, 2023
Gays Against Groomers claims that they had no idea Neo-nazis would be joining them. They say that they were “ambushed” by the Blood Tribe and distanced themselves from the extremist group. GAG released a statement after the Wisconsin Pride Protest, saying that they condemned the “presence of Nazi sympathizers.”
“We are disheartened and outraged by the unwanted intrusion of extremist ideologies at an event intended to protect and advocate for the well-being of children … GAG wishes to reassure supporters and critics alike that it does not endorse or align itself with any political or extremist ideology, and we cannot control who chooses to ambush us in public,” read the statement.
The Anti-Defamation League describes the Blood Tribe as supporters of “hardline white supremacist views” and directs its hatred towards “Jews, ‘non-whites’ and the LGBTQ+ community.” Despite their alleged mission to protect children, GAG is regarded as anti-trans, hateful, and harmful in many LGBTQ+ circles. Their latest tweet states “There is no such thing as a trans kid.”
Prior to the Wisconsin protest, GAG tweeted: “Watertown is a tiny little town. The population is slightly over 20,000 people. This is not just happening in the big cities. It’s a cancer that has spread everywhere.”
Twitter users are going off over the neo-Nazi presence at the GAG protest. Some believe that GAG promotes hateful beliefs, and therefore it is unsurprising that the Blood Tribe showed up. Others say that the Blood Tribe was there to protest against all gays, including GAG. Some believe that GAG is being unfairly associated with Nazis while others see a direct correlation. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.