Nationalist Front (United States)

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Nationalist Front is a loose coalition of United States-based neo-Nazi, white nationalist, white supremacist, neo-Confederate, and alt-right groups.[1]

History and activities[edit]

Conceived by the leaders of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Movement (NSM) and the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP), the coalition was formed in 2016. Its aim was to unite white supremacist and white nationalist groups under a common umbrella. The coalition was joined by the neo-confederate League of the South, the neo-Nazi Vanguard America and four other groups.[2][3]

The ideology of the Nationalist Front centers on traditionalism and a desire for a white ethnostate. The groups participated in the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.[4] Earlier in the year, it organized the white supremacist rally in Pikeville, Kentucky which attracted 100 to 125 supporters.[5]

White Lives Matter rally[edit]

The Nationalist Front was a key organizer of the "White Lives Matter" rally in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee in October 2017. Participating groups included: NSM, TWP, League of the South, Vanguard America, The Right Stuff, and Anti-Communist Action.[6][7]

The Shelbyville rally took place as scheduled, with about 100 "White Lives Matter" supporters and about 200 counter-protestors. The afternoon event in Murfreeboro was cancelled by the organizers; the authorities estimated that 800 to 1000 people took part in the anti-racist march and counter-protest.[8] In addition, local community and faith activists organized an off-site rally under the moniker of "Murfreesboro Loves". Hundreds participated in the event in support of refugees and minorities.[9]



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