Leader of New Hampshire neo-Nazi group NSC-131 dies a day after they disturbed Teatotaller’s drag queen story hour

By JACQUELINE COLE

Monitor staff

Published: 06-21-2023 5:48 PM

The leader of a New Hampshire neo-Nazi group, NSC-131, died Monday, just one day after the group protested a drag queen story hour at Teatotaller cafe in downtown Concord.

Leo Anthony Cullinan was the New Hampshire chapter president. His cause of death is unknown, as is his death’s correlation to NSC-131 or Sunday’s event.

NSCI-131 is a neo-Nazi, white supremacist group with chapters around New England. NSC stands for Nationalist Social Club, and 131 symbolizes the letters A-C-A (anti-communist action).

They consider themselves “soldiers fighting a war against a hostile, Jewish-controlled system that is deliberately plotting the extinction of the white race,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

“This grouping is familiar to law enforcement throughout the New England region,” said Michael Garrity, Director of Communications at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.

NSC-131 recently created the “People’s Initiative of New England,” their political arm that claims a five-point agenda for New England. This includes forming a white homeland in New Hampshire, an end to non-white immigration, and inevitably, running a candidate for office. 

The event at Teatotaller was not NSC-131’s first time in Downtown Concord, and reports have shown them protesting LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter events around New England, among other causes.

On Sunday, the New Hampshire chapter of NSC-131 stood outside of Teatotaller, an LGBTQ+ friendly cafe that hosted drag queen Juicy Garland to read stories to Concord families inside. Due to NSC-131’s chants and banging against windows, the stories were difficult to hear, but Teatotaller staff and Juicy Garland ignored the disturbances outside and continued to serve coffee and read children’s books.

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In response to the incident, Concord Mayor Jim Bouley issued a statement: 

“Businesses like Teatotaller and many other organizations add to the diversity, vitality, and cultural fabric of our city, and we are proud to have them here,” he wrote. “I condemn, in the strongest terms, the actions of neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, and other hate groups who seek to spread bigotry, intolerance, and violence.”

Chris Hood is the leader of NSC-131 at large, while Cullinan leads the New Hampshire chapter. Task Force Butler issued a report on NSC-131 that suggests Cullinan and Hood have broken the law more than once together in the name of their neo-Nazi brotherhood.

According to this report, on May 1st, 2022, Cullinan and Hood followed an individual in a car that the duo identified as a member of “Antifa” into a parking lot, threatened the individual, and eventually shattered the driver’s window.

A few months later, the two were charged by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office for a civil rights violation after they hung a “Keep New England White” banner off a Route 1 overpass in Portsmouth.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office brought charges against NSC-131 for trespassing and civil rights violations that were dismissed, but there is a  motion from a judge to reconsider the case.

It is unknown whether Cullinan or Hood attended the incident outside of Teatotaller on Sunday, the day before Cullinan died, but at least fifteen of their co-members were there to make noise.

“In light of this death, we are still asking the court to reconsider our case against NSC-131 and Mr. Hood,” said  Garrity.

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