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Phoenix Unity March Canceled Over Fears Of Neo-Nazi Group Demonstrating In Area

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.

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.