Spiller's group was holding its very first meeting ever in a back room of the restaurant. His description of the attack indicates they were blindsided; the antifas were upon them as he lunged for a chair to defend himself:
"We were just meeting for networking and helping people out and finding resources available in our area for those of European descent," he said. "It was just a meeting to get to know each other."
But the group didn't even have a chance to get down to business that afternoon, he said. Shortly after ordering appetizers, a brigade of about 15 masked people clad in black and armed with nunchucks, metal batons, hammers and table legs marched into the restaurant in a "single-file" line, he said. They pitched a chair at Spiller's table and kicked off what police call a "mob-style beating".
Spiller said that he had a gun in his car. But it was legally registered to him, in a case and was kept separate from its ammunition as Illinois law requires during transport. If Illinois had CCW, Spiller might have brought the gun into the restaurant with him.
Some of the ARA thugs even invaded the main dining area of the restaurant and attacked patrons there, but the melee came to an abrupt halt when one of the patrons clocked an assailant and knocked him out; the antifa scattered like rats afterward. Five of the assailants were subsequently arrested when police stopped their vehicle and discovered two expandable batons, a knife, a pair of gloves and several dark-colored hooded sweatshirts. The assailants are named in this previous post; they are charged with felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property, being held on high bail, and their next court appearance is on June 12th.
Spiller doesn't understand why his group was targeted. The group's premise is to help other European people and group members in a variety of ways, such as giving family assistance or networking to find jobs. However, what may have attracted ARA's interest is the fact that their meeting was advertised on Stormfront as the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet. When asked why the meeting was touted at Stormfront, Spiller said “there’s no connection with that as far as I know. Maybe someone found out about our meeting and posted our information there.” Spiller believes the ARA were clued into the meeting by a "mole" who kept saying he'd show up, but then no-showed.
Major White Nationalist Discussion Threads:
-- "Victory for White Nationalists attacked in Chicago suburb: ARA is going down!", Stormfront
-- "Five charged in Chicago attack! Here are their names", Stormfront
-- "The Stormtroops of Tinley Park", VNN Forum