Greensboro, NC Apologizes over Its Role in 1979 Killings by Neo-Nazis

HeadlineAug 17, 2017
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The city of Greensboro, North Carolina, has apologized for its role in a 1979 incident that saw American Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan open fire on anti-fascist protesters, killing five people and wounding 10 others. Tuesday’s 7-1 vote by the Greensboro City Council acknowledges there were no police officers present to protect demonstrators against white nationalist violence. All of the killers were later acquitted in state and federal criminal trials, though a civil case found some of the Klansmen liable for one of the deaths.

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