Members of the National Socialist Movement, a white nationalist group, demonstrate against the LGBTQ event Motor City Pride in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., June 8, 2019 (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart).
The Detroit Police Department is under fire after videos on social media showed officers escorting a group of neo-Nazis during this year’s Motor City Pride parade.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig pushed back at that interpretation and said officers were sent to keep the peace between approximately 15 neo-Nazis and participants in the parade as well as some members of Antifa. “[For] any critics that said we escorted the National Socialist Movement (NSM) — we were keeping two groups separate, and we did walk with them at some points to keep the opposing sides away,” Craig said at a news conference on June 10.
“We kept the distance between both groups, and there was no violence,” the police chief said. “It could have…
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