Chris Hood

Closeup of Hood's face
According to the Boston Herald July 25, 2022, “During the arraignment, the prosecutor noted Hood has three prior arrests on his record and his behavior is “escalating” and “becoming increasingly violent.””

Chris Hood is the founder and leader of neo-Nazi group Nationalist Social Club-131 (NSC-131). He is from Malden, MA, and his last known address was in Pepperell, MA. He has been involved in far right organizing since he was 16 (as of 2022 he is 23 years old) (Martin, 2022; Palumbo & Fortier, 2022).

In high school Hood started a III% group. After that, he joined the Northeast USA Proud Boys in 2017 and served as admin for their facebook group. He then joined the Patriot Front and attended a number of Resist Marxism actions. In January 2019, Hood took a group of six masked Patriot Front members to post neo-Nazi flyers around a working class, Latinx neighborhood in Boston. Three of them were arrested for weapons possession.  The posters said:  “Keep America American. Report any and all illegal aliens. They are not immigrants, they are criminals.” 

After getting thrown out of Patriot Front (for stealing money from them) Hood joined The Base, a  neo-Nazi accelerationist group. He posted stickers for them like he did in East Boston. In January 2020, three members of The Base were arrested in Georgia for planning the murder of a couple that they believed to be antifascist activists. Hood left The Base and founded the Nationalist Social Club.

“Asked about the terms used to describe his group — racist, white supremacist, and Nazi — Hood said at one point, “If anyone calls me them, I don’t tell them they’re wrong.” … when asked if he considered himself to be racist, he answered, “Sure” (McDonald, 2020).“Boston Globe, July 14, 2020 According to GBH news, he has encouraged other young men to “bully the chicks that race mix” on college campuses (Martin, 2022).

Hood was present when around 20 NSC-131 members demonstrated at the 2022 Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade, holding a racist banner reading “Keep Boston Irish” and carrying a flag with a white supremacist symbol, the sun cross (a variation on the Celtic cross) (Sudborough, 2022).

Hood and around 17 other members of NSC-131 harassed a Drag Queen Story Hour being held at the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain in July 2022. Hood verbally and physically intimidated two community members, including a trans woman, and was arrested. As of this writing, Hood is being prosecuted for affray, and is banned from approaching the original targets of his attack (Martin & Woolhouse, 2022; Palumbo & Fortier, 2022).

Photo of Chris Hood at a rally wearing mirrored orange sunglasses and wearing a black NSC t-shirt
Hood in a Nazi shirt, at a Nazi rally

Hood giving the Nazi salute with Liam MacNeil.

NSC 131 ideology in pictures:
Collage of photos of the Nationalist Social Club. Titled "NSC - New England" with the "S" the "SS" Nazi bolt. Collage includes NSC logo and people at various rallies.
Images from National Socialist Club (NSC) events, with which Hood is involved
Post by "NSC - NE" @socialclub131 on August 27, reading "A Jewish pedophile, what're the odds?" Then a link which is cut off but starts ""
Anti-semitic posts from NSC’s social media accounts
Post from "NSC - NE" @socialclub131 on August 27 reading "White Man! Act like you own the place, because you do!"
White supremacist exhortation from NSC’s social media accounts


Copeland, D. (2021, January 7). Massachusetts Hate Group Had Role In Capitol Hill Riot. Patch.

Lamoureux, M., Makuch, B., & Kamel, Z. (2020, November 24). How a Terror Group Recruited Budding Neo-Nazis. Vice.

Martin, P., & Woolhouse, M. (2022, July 23). Neo-Nazi leader arrested in Boston after protesting LGBTQ event. GBH News.

Makuch, B. (2021, March 23). Neo-Nazi Street Fighting Gang Keeps Bragging About Attending Capitol Riot. Vice.

McDonald, D. (2020, July 14). A fairly devout group of Neo-Nazis.’ Local white supremacist group has been active in recent weeks. Boston Globe.

Palumbo, A., & Fortier, M. (2022, July 25). Tense Scene as Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Appears in Boston Court. NBC Boston.

Sudborough, S. (2022, March 22). Group displays neo-Nazi symbols, ‘Keep Boston Irish’ sign at St. Patrick’s Day parade.