Police Protect Neo-Nazi March In Georgia, Cops Arrest Counter-Protesters For Wearing Masks

About 60 neo-Nazis marched on streets and held a rally in a park in Newnan, Georgia, where they were met by anti-fascist counter-protesters (more video below).

While the National Socialist Movement espoused its bigoted platform, several anti-fascist demonstrators were arrested by police for wearing masks, notes USA TODAY.

With police protection, the neo-Nazis took stage at the Greenville Street Park while carrying flags and shields with red-white-and blue colors and swastika-like symbols.

One of the neo-Nazi signs disparaged Jews and blacks, and claimed Jews were behind the refugee movement.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the neo-Nazis were kept separated from the counter-protesters by an 8-foot fence and dozens of rifle-carrying police.

National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Schoep claimed his group represents “the vanguard of the white race.”

(Sources: USA TODAYThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Twitter, Photo Credit: Christopher Mathias/Twitter)

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