Too much attention might have scared away a racist white supremacist march scheduled for Seattle on December 6th. News broke via social media earlier this week that there was a thread on the Stormfront social media forum. Stormfront proclaims:
We are a community of racial realists and idealists. We are White Nationalists who support true diversity and a homeland for all peoples. Thousands of organizations promote the interests, values and heritage of non-White minorities. We promote ours.
Last week, a thread was started that called for “racial realists” to march in Seattle on Martyr’s Day, December 6th:
Just got word from those putting on the Martyr’s Day 2015 event and it is something you will NOT want to miss!
Join us Sunday, Dec. 6th in Ballard,WA. We will be meeting up at an undisclosed location in Ballard (actual address will be given the day of. Pm me or the NWHS )
The event will present five white power bands including Ironwill and Beer Hall Putsch and a couple others making their NW debuts. Comrades and crews from across the country will be in attendance and about 300 people are to be expected for a day of comraderie, music, hailing our heroes and good ol’ goosestepping. Food and drinks will also be provided.
After the bands and a traditional cross burning we will be marching through Capitol Hill in Seattle to show these liberals, anarchists antifa and fags that we are here and here to stay.
This will be the biggest event in NW history as of yet so let’s put the beautiful Pacific Northwest back on the map and make Robert Mathews proud!
Martyr’s Day is a white supremacist “High Holy Day” that honors Robert Jay Mathews, a neo-Nazi terrorist/white supremacist who led the Whidbey Island, Washington based group The Order. Mathews died during a gunfight with federal agents on December 8, 1984. Mathews is a hero to the American Nazi/white supremacist movement.
As word of the thread calling for a march in Seattle spread through social media, it was brought to the attention of local media and law enforcement who are investigating. It should be noted that the right to peaceably march is protected by the Constitution. However, there were concerns that a white supremacist march could have led to violent confrontations with counter protesters.
Perhaps due to the increased attention, the thread/post calling for the march has disappeared from the Stormfront site. It can also be surmised that yesterday’s violence in Minnesota, where white supremacists and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed which resulted in shootings that injured several BLM members might have also led to the local group pulling back from staging an event in Seattle, or at least discussing the possibility of such an event publicly.
There’s also been much speculation that the call was either a total hoax, or just done to cause a stir in the community. Similar claims for attention from fringe groups/individuals earlier this year ended up not being of much importance. A call for queer gun owners to gather for an Open Carry demonstration at PrideFest this past June failed to result in an actual event, while a local man’s desperate cry for attention led him to conduct a one man “Straight Pride March” later in the summer that was largely ridiculed by social media.
Police and law enforcement will continue to monitor and investigate the situation.