Members of the National Socialist Movement's Phoenix Unit, as well as other pro-White supporters, rallied in support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and against illegal immigration during the period May 1st and May 2nd, 2009. They showed up in opposition to an estimated 2,000 human flotsam and jetsam who were protesting Sheriff Joe's activities and demonstrating on behalf of illegal immigrants. One Latino supremacist organization present was the Mexica Movement; the YouTube videos embedded below, which show the NSM cadre, were filmed by the Mexica Movement.
The first after-action report is from May 1st and is posted on this Stormfront thread. Vito Lombardi, who elsewhere identifies himself as an NSM probate, showed up at the corner of 31st Ave and Van Buren at what he calls the "bowels of inner-city Phoenix" from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. A pro-illegal group was holding a fundraiser for a community center for Mexican day laborers. This community center would be a source to help them find daily work and provide them food, water, shelter, and even living quarters or a safe haven.
Lombardi stood firm and proud by himself on the sidewalk near the entrance of the Mexican restaurant where the fund raiser was being held. He wore NSM-regulation black BDU top and cargo-like black pants, bloused over 8" high steel toe boots. He wore no hat, and only wore sunglasses when the sun was in his face (30 minutes tops). He held a 3x5 Arizona State Flag, on a 6' PCP [probably meant PVC] Pipe. He also held a sign that said, "NO SAFE HAVEN FOR ILLEGAL SCUM". And he was standing on a 3x5 Mexican flag as well. He received mixed reactions; many of the truckers driving by blew their horns and gave him a thumbs up. In contrast, the Mexicans and self-hating whites gave him the finger as they drove by.
Around 5:30 P.M. the Spanish News Channel 33 (Univision) stopped by to cover the fundraiser. Upon spotting Lombardi, they came over to interview him. Simultaneously, Stephen Lemons, who blogs as the Feathered Bastard for the Phoenix New Times, came over and shook hands with Lombardi, who promptly introduced himself. Lemons asked Lombardi if he was with the NSM, and Lombardi owned up to it, but emphasized that he was down there as a plain old American tired of people giving money to criminal invaders so they can have sanctuary. Lemons published his own account of the interview HERE. After a 10-minute interview, it was Univision's turn, and Lombardi told Univision why he was there. When asked why he was standing on a Mexican flag, Lombardi told them, "I'm trying to provoke a response, get some media, so I can express my views to the mainstream public".
Lombardi admitted that initially he was a bit afraid of being down in the ghetto. But he says that once he was out there standing on their flag, holding his sign and the State flag, his fears instantly vanished.
The second after-action report is of the bigger event on May 2nd and is posted on this other Stormfront thread. The NSM Phoenix Unit, along with longtime White activist J.T. Ready, showed up in front of the Maricopa County Jail around 8:30 A.M. They stood on the Mexican flag and held Confederate flags, the Arizona Flag, and the American Flag. Most of the other pro-sheriff people knew who they were and what they were about, and they had no issue with it. J.T. Ready gave away one of his original German Nazi Lapel pins to a guy who wore it proudly, and who may eventually join the NSM.
About an hour before the Reds and the Mexicans marched by, Sheriff Joe came by to thank his supporters. He stopped first where the NSM members and JT Ready were standing and showed no reluctance to be with them. According to this Phoenix New Times story, the NSM activists, fleshed out with non-racist "nativists", numbered 100, vs. an estimated 2,000 pro-illegal demonstrators. Here is the first of two YouTube videos filmed by the Mexica Movement:
And the second video:
Additional coverage of the May 2nd event posted by the Phoenix New Times HERE and HERE. You can also view a Phoenix New Times slideshow of 28 pictures HERE.
It is unknown whether or not activists from the nearby Mesa Unit of the Nationalist Coalition participated in the pro-White rally. Apparently none made themselves known to the NSM cadre. The NSM and the Nationalist Coalition have collaborated in previous activism, so there's no reported bad blood between the two organizations.
In all, this was a superior demonstration of organization and dedication by an NSM unit. In particular, Vito Lombardi's performance was noteworthy; he won't remain a probate much longer, and undoubtedly will be promoted to storm trooper. Not surprising that a paisan would lead the way; Italians are the one group of Whites least likely to take shit from other people, particularly in the big cities back east where Italian ethnic identity remains noticeable to this day.