White supremacist propaganda rose at alarming rates throughout New England in 2022, with the largest increase taking place in New Hampshire, while Massachusetts ranked second only to Texas in the total number of hate incidents, according to a new national report by the Anti-Defamation League.
The most active hate groupsin the regionwere the Patriot Front and the Nationalist Social Club (NSC-131), while activity by an antisemitic network called the Goyim Defense League was recorded in Vermont and Rhode Island, according to ADL’s Center on Extremism.
The incidents included gatherings and actions taken by white supremacists expressing antisemitic, racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-LGBTQ messages at sites across the region. The groups delivered hateful messages through fliers, graffiti, and banners hung from overpasses. They also marched through Boston Common and made their presence known at Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.