The alleged assailants are believed to be members of the Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement (H.A.R.M.). The clearly orchestrated attack targeted a meeting of around a dozen members of the Illinois European Heritage Association that had been advertised online. That group has considerable links to the White Pride movement and is heavily represented on the Stormfront.org message boards, a collection of online forums that aims to spread ‘white pride world-wide.’
According to authorities, the suspects stormed into the Tinley Park eatery cloaked in disguises and began assaulting the alleged white supremacists with steel batons and hammers.
‘You see the door opens up, these 15, 18 people walk in. They’ve got hoods on, they’ve got masks on,’ Mayor Zabrocki tells reporters.
‘I’ve been mayor for 31 years,’ Zabrocki adds to ABC News, ‘and I’ve never heard of anything stranger than this.’