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  • UPDATE MAY 6, 1:11PM: This article has been updated to include information on another NSC member, Michael Moura, who was recently arrested and new information from Hazelton’s hearing on Wednesday.


    On October 2nd, 2019, a mother used her ten-year-old daughter’s Instagram to message a neo-Nazi. She told him, “You fucking pedo do not contact my daughter again kill yourself.”

    The same day, Penobscot County Sheriffs got a complaint from the mother. According to an FBI affidavit requesting a search warrant, she found her daughter’s “phone was going off.” She found a text exchange between her daughter and a man calling himself “Andrew” whose username was “hazelman93” and said he was 26. He asked the child for explicit photos–and got them.

    The Sheriffs figured out that it was a South Portland, Maine resident named Andrew Hazelton. An antifascist collective called “Garfield but Antifascist” (Garf for short) figured out he was a member of a neo-Nazi group called National Socialist Club, members of which participated in the January 6th Capitol storming in Washington DC.

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    “The Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups should never be given the space to feel comfortable openly displaying hatred in Albuquerque,” Zoey Craft, co-founder of the student activist organization Fight For Our Lives, said.

    A “White Lives Matter” rally that was expected to take place in downtown Albuquerque on Sunday and be attended by local Proud Boys was a failure–just as other such events nationwide had been. White Lives Matter rallies were organized on Telegram in cities across the country but when the day came, it was mostly anti-racist protesters who gathered.

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