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Hundreds Protest Neo-Nazi Takeover Attempt in North Dakota Town

HeadlineSep 23, 2013

Hundreds of people rallied in the small North Dakota town of Leith to protest a potential takeover by American Nazis. The neo-Nazi leader Jeff Schoep and his National Socialist Movement have voiced plans to move into Leith, buy up properties, and vote themselves in to control the local government. The town has a population of just 17 people. Sunday’s anti-Nazi rally included a large contingent of Native Americans from nearby reservations.

Scott Garman: “Let’s keep it peaceful. But just remember, these streets are our streets, the American people’s streets. They are not the streets of the Nazis.”

Chase Iron Eyes: “We know that white supremacists don’t respect us. They’re here in an effort to spread their hate.”

Shelby Wilson: “We’ll be here all night, and then we’ll be back, if need be, over and over and over again.”

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