The demonstration in Newnan, Ga., 38 miles southwest of the state capital, appeared to be the largest face-off between neo-Nazis and anti-fascist demonstrators, since clashes in Charlottesville, Va., past year that killed one person, USA Today reported.
A neo-Nazi rally in Newnan, Ga., that celebrated the birthday of Adolph Hitler concluded without violence or property damage on Saturday evening, but 10 counter-protesters were arrested. The city literally pulled the plug on the white supremacist group as soon as their permit expired at 5 pm, turning off the power to the group’s sound system. One merchant who typically closed on Saturdays said he showed up to guard his store against any potential mischief.
Only a handful of racist showed up at the White Nationalists Rally in Newnan Ga today. It’s was a very pathetic display of White Power. We, the counter protesters outnumbered them by the hundreds. However our biggest threat was the police, not the racist. Go figure! #Newnan pic.twitter.com/bBKGkJktaf
— 🗽Ryan Guillory 🇺🇸 (@Mr_RyanGuillory) April 21, 2018
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Members of Antifa, the loose-knit anti-fascist movement, gathered along the sidewalks on streets leading to Greenville Street Park, the site of the neo-Nazi park.
“We pick these rallies randomly”, he said. “We will stand against the tyranny of the far left”. “I believe that neo-Nazism and hate, in general, is a problem that our country is facing at the moment”, says Cofer.
Meanwhile, protesters behind barricades held up signs, including one that read, “You can shoot us, you can run over us, but your side always loses”.
The Republican lieutenant governor, Casey Cagle, tweeted out prayers for Newnan and denounced the hate groups.
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