Georgia: Police Arrest 10 Anti-Fascist Protesters as Neo-Nazis Rally

HeadlineApr 23, 2018

In Georgia, hundreds of militarized police officers patrolled a small rally of neo-Nazis in the Atlanta suburb of Newnan on Saturday, arresting members of an anti-fascist counterprotest after they refused an order to remove their masks.

Police officer: “State law requires you to remove your masks right now! You will do it right now, or you will be arrested!”

When some of the Antifa protesters refused, police moved in, brandishing semiautomatic assault rifles and pointing them at the heads of unarmed demonstrators. Ten people were arrested. The police were enforcing laws drafted years ago to combat the Ku Klux Klan. After the protest, the neo-Nazis gathered in a field and made fascist salutes as they burned large wooden swastikas.

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