The Patriot Front March, a planned gathering of White supremacists mostly from Texas, tried to march on the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over the July 4th weekend.
But ultimately they found they were out-matched in the city of brotherly love.
Now-viral footage shows several instances of marchers wearing white hoods being chased away by the people of Philadelphia—whose patience for the continued nonsense the Patriot Front represents has clearly run out.
lmao, 10 patriot front fashies got chased away by 2 randos in philly *pathetic* https://t.co/045Tqg0zFw— chief cancellation officer of ANTIFA (@chief cancellation officer of ANTIFA) 1625442133.0
More footage of the white supremacist group Patriot Front, trying to use their Toys-R-Us shields to protect themsel… https://t.co/5HBpgnPVQM— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸) 1625424904.0
The White supremacist marchers numbered around 200.
They went through the streets chanting about a "stolen election" and "reclaiming America."
But they were no match for the people of Philly, who came out in crowds to chase them away from their city.
Nothing like taking your kids to Philadelphia for the 4th & running into literal Nazis. These scumbags belong to th… https://t.co/0PfjrLcs55— Not Today (@Not Today) 1625371981.0
A Texas white supremacist hate group, Patriot Front, failed to do their due diligence and look up Philly, before th… https://t.co/95cDEhheQD— George#VotesBlueAlways (@George#VotesBlueAlways) 1625560563.0
F*cked around ✔️ Found out ✔️ https://t.co/RRbC2gwJjP https://t.co/emyU8JNrkq— Scott Charles (@Scott Charles) 1625416572.0
The irony of white supremacists coming all the way to Philly to do their best Sha'Carri Richardson impersonation https://t.co/SDC4kDo5CZ— Scott Charles (@Scott Charles) 1625416968.0
"They literally ran away from the people of Philadelphia," Michael Crum, a Philly police officer, told a local news outlet.
The Patriot Front group is defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, and by the Anti-Defamation League as "a White supremacist group whose members maintain their ancestors conquered America and bequeathed it to them."
Mayor Jim Kenney said he was "appalled" the group chose to target Philadelphia.
Patriot Front is a group that openly advocates for white supremacy. While we respect everyone's right to exercise f… https://t.co/ZH0LBOSKky— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney) 1625422017.0
Appalled these groups chose Philly as the place to demonstrate their open hatred. Racism, intolerance, and hate hav… https://t.co/r8JZNMzsRj— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney) 1625422018.0
@PhillyMayor Came to Philly and got smoked!! Bye! Don't come back.— Louise H. W. (@Louise H. W.) 1625448328.0
Philly recently ran off some white supremacists that came in from Texas to intimidate. Shook their vans - WS had to… https://t.co/jQVAEvUexh— Leslie (@Leslie) 1625413833.0
While we were enjoying our 4th of July weekend celebrations, MASKED white supremacists marched through downtown Phi… https://t.co/wL0UVtyb9T— Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem (@Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem) 1625575382.0
The Patriot Front group was formed following the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia "Unite The Right" rally where a radicalized White supremacist plowed their car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing Heather Heyer.
The Philadelphia police did not make any arrests of the White supremacist group or those who drove them out of town.