Raise the Fist on the battle of Baltimore.
profrv at nex.net.au
Fri May 14 13:30:14 PDT 1999
Aug 24th - Approximately 300 to 400 White Power and Neo-Nazi demonstrators
assembled today at the west face of the U.S. Capitol. Under heavy police
protection the group espoused both hate chants and and chants that some may
interpret as being solidarity with the plight of the Palestinians. Critics
call the National Alliance's claim of solidarity is not simple
Anti-Zionism, and opposition to the actions of the U.S.-supported Israeli
regime, but a mask for hatred of Jews. One onlooker commented on the
Neo-Nazis "support" for Palestinians, "They'll turn on them later."
However, this demonstration did not go unnoticed. Countering the right-wing
groups' presence was an assembly of self-declared anarchist, socialist,
pro-global justice, and anti-hate demonstrators. Some affinity groups
reportedly engaged in actions meant to thwart the white supremacists from
even gathering, and then later to impede their march to the Capitol. They
gathered in just as strong, if not stronger, numbers and faced-off against
the demonstrators in what seemed to be a stalemate of barricade rattling,
taunting and banner waving. The only difference being that the
counter-demonstrators garnered beeps of support from passing traffic.
There were several encounters between the counter-demonstrators and the
various police agencies today as well. More details and eyewitness reports
will be coming in the next several hours. We welcome your contribution to
the newswire as well.
Earlier this morning, 35-40 Baltimore anti-fascism activists were detained.
The National Alliance (NA) gathered at Union Station parking lot and
marched to the Capitol grounds where they had their rally. Crowd-control
boxing-in tactics were used by the police. According to an alleged NA
member, the rally was successful because they were not shut down by
anti-fascists. There were arrests and a few incidents of "violence" during
One protestor has already been released. After the rally at Union Station,
there was an incident where a Nazi supporter driving a truck did a hail
hitler salute thing to a crowd of peeps waiting, and they went up to tell
him shut it and whatever; one guy kicked the car casually. Another guy was
laying down on the curb afterwards and his foot may have been run over. The
cops pepper sprayed and the truck drove away unscratched. END
That last pic looks like a P.I.Gs on a Harley.
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