Few Marchers, Large Protest At Wis. Neo-Nazi Rally
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A neo-Nazi rally in the Milwaukee area has wrapped up without serious confrontation, after drawing far more counter-protesters than marchers.
Several dozen members of the National Socialist Movement showed up to Saturday’s rally in West Allis. They were outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters, whose chants and drums largely drowned out the Nazi speakers.
At one point, 10 to 20 men in “white power” T-shirts traded angry insults with a group of mainly black protesters. Police in riot gear eventually surrounded them. There were no reported injuries.
The rally was a response to violence at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis last month, when black youths had attacked white attendees.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report says police arrested two people on weapons charges and three others for disorderly conduct.
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