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White Supremacist Goyim Defense League (GDL) Member Arrested in Oregon

Following a string of flier drops from the Goyim Defense League in Eugene and Springfield neighborhoods earlier this year, it appears that the antisemitic hate group has left its mark in South Eugene, even causing a fight. 

On the night of June 1, a man was assaulted with a bat as he attempted to wash away fresh graffiti on the inside of the drive-thru for the abandoned bank building at the corner of E 40th and Donald St. in South Eugene. 

NGO StopAntisemitism has followed the movements of the Goyim Defense League (GDL) across the nation. The group’s leader, Jon Minadeo II, encourages his members to harass and intimidate Jewish communities. As a result, various GDL members have been arrested for littering offenses, trespassing Holocaust memorials, physical assault, synagogue burnings, and even child predatory charges. Earlier this year, Franklin Barrett Sechrist was sentenced for the burning of Temple Beth Israel in Texas.

According to the Eugene Police Department and corroborated by reports to DSM, the fight began with a local man attempting to wash off two handwritten URLs on the side of the building. The first is a web page that acts as an infinitely reusable flier for GDL, and the second is for a website that accuses Jewish people of organizing the 9/11 terror attacks. 

At some point, the man was confronted, and a fight ensued. The noise from the altercation alerted people from around the area to what was happening, and a crowd descended upon the property before the Eugene Police Department arrived. 

The man who was attacked was checked by medics but was not transported to a hospital. The alleged attacker, Sebastian Django Foy, aged 20, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He is currently being held in the Lane County Jail. 

Source: https://doublesidedmedia.com/2023/06/03/man-removing-anti-semitic-graffiti-assaulted-in-south-eugene/