On Saturday morning we reported of a potential rumble between the Dropkick Murphys and the neo-Nazis, NS131 at M Street Park. The beef began over a Dropkick Murphys song used in a NS131 video at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Southie. Things quickly escalated and a challenge was issued by the Dropkick Murphys to meet at the park old school style.
With an active BPD presence in and around M Street Park, the St. Brigid Church bells played “Let’s there be Peace on Earth” as a crowd of over 100 Dropkick Murphy supporters both young and old, gathered at the park to show solidarity. Lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys, Ken Casey was also present.
A small group of anti-nazis could be seen near the dog park on East First holding signs that read everything from “Nazis go Home!” to anti-vaccine mandates. It’s was a mixed-bag of protesters.
You know who didn’t show up? The neo-Nazis – so needless to say, there was no rumble. It was mainly small crowds of people just hanging around enjoying the 50 degree and sunny weather. There was no trouble; there were no arrests and the most activity came from the a kids’s birthday party happening at the playground.
Sign spotted in the neighborhood on Saturday filled with helpful info like “what to do if you see them (Nazis).”
Special thank you to the BPD for keeping our neighborhood protected and safe.