A group of neo-Nazis drew criticism Monday after staging a demonstration in Augusta just down the street from the state house on Saturday afternoon.

“There is no home for white supremacy, antisemitism, or hate of any kind in Maine, and I stand with the overwhelming majority of Maine people who reject ideologies of hatred and intolerance and those who promote them,” Gov. Janet Mills said in a statement. “Maine is a kind and welcoming place where we respect, cherish, and support one another.”

Augusta and Capitol Police received calls about the demonstration around 3 p.m. on the corner of Capitol and State streets. Capitol Police said about 25 people were taking part in what police described as “a Neo-Nazi demonstration.”

“The demonstration was peaceful and there was no damage to any state or city property,” police said. 

No information was available about the name of any organized group the demonstrators belonged to, if any.  

In April, a group calling itself the “Nationalist Social Club” marched through downtown Portland. Spectrum News was unable to confirm whether the group of demonstrators in Augusta were connected to the same organization.

Lawmakers from both parties have condemned Saturday's demonstration in Augusta.

“All Mainers must come together against these attempts to intimidate, alienate, disrupt, and divide us from one another,” Bev Uhlenhake, the Maine Democratic Party chairperson, said. “We call on all community and elected leaders to make it clear that all people are welcome in Maine, to stand in support of our Maine values and marginalized communities, and to stand up to hate.”

"Having served our country in the US Air Force, this handful of neo-Nazis and their twisted ideology is exactly the opposite of the greatness that is America," state Republican Chairman Joel Stetkis said.