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White supremacist arrested in Election Day protest

November 7, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - The head of the white supremacy group, the White Wolves, was arrested with a female companion Tuesday after police said they slowed down traffic on Interstate 95 while waving flags supporting white pride.

Kenneth Zrallack, 37, who had previously been accused, but later acquitted of supplying automatic weapons to the Ku Klux Klan, was charged with 35-year-old Lisa Holly of negligent use of a highway by a pedestrian, breach of peace and disorderly conduct.

During a hearing Wednesday, the couple’s lawyer, Shalu Rajan, urged that the charges against her clients be dismissed, contending they were exercising their right to free speech.

“I don’t think this had anything to do with what their sign read,” retorted Superior Court Judge Tracy Lee Dayton. “There was nothing in the police report that suggests that. I don’t believe this is a violation of their exercise of freedom of speech.”

The judge continued that she was releasing Zrallack and Holly on promises to appear in court but added, “You can hold your sign, just not on the highway.”

On Tuesday afternoon, state police were dispatched to a traffic tie up on I-95 northbound in Stratford.

State police said when troopers got to the scene they saw Zrallack and Holly walking along the highway holding a three foot by five-foot black flag with white letters stating, “White Pride Worldwide.”

Police said Zrallack told troopers, “Black lives matter walk and block the highway and don’t get arrested.”

State police said on June 28 Zrallack and a male companion were stopped while walking on the highway waving flags and slowing down traffic. But they were not arrested.

The White Wolves, also known as Battalion 14, have not been active since Zrallack was arrested by federal agents in 2010 on weapons charges.

In December 2009 the group unfurled a Nazi flag at a menorah lighting in Fairfield and in 2003 they stormed a meeting of gay activists at the Stratford library.

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