Phoenix Unity March Canceled Over Fears Of Neo-Nazi Group Demonstrating In Area
Published: Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 3:25pm
Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday night’s unity march in Phoenix designed to bring attention to hate crimes and racism directed against Asian-Americans and other minority groups was canceled.
It was to be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix as a way to bring together multi-ethnic coalitions to speak about cross-cultural issues and experiences of racial disparity.
Organizer Leezah Sun said she found out a neo-Nazi group planned to demonstrate in the vicinity.
“The neo-Nazis would use innocent bystanders as bait. Once we heard they would be in attendance we had no choice but to back out,” said Sun.
The anti-fascist group ANTIFA was also expected to be in attendance.
Sun said the march will be rescheduled for next week in the same location.