April 18, 2010 – The day before this Neo-Nazi rally directed toward Brown folks in LA took place, I put out a call to the so-called ‘Non-racist’ Tea Party people who have insisted they are not racist. I pointed out that in many of the rallies the Tea Party folks have been seen carrying signs depicting President Obama as Hitler. There have been signs using the N word and other racial epithets. There have in recent days been reports about Tea Party types threatening members of Congress and using racial and sexual oriented epithets toward members of Congress. Sadly Congressman Ron Paul who has been a favorite among Tea Party folks downplayed these incidents as something that is a part of politics.
Anyway I put out a call to Tea Party folks via Twitter to join the hundreds who would be coming out to oppose the Neo Nazi’s who ironically call themselves ‘Socialist‘. This as you know is a term that many Tea Parties have vehemently railed against and accused President Obama of being. My call to Tea Party folks, many who I follow and have engaged in the past was met with a deafening silence. They claim to be against racism, yet was no where around to join those who were standing up to a well-known racist organization-The Neo-Nazis. They say they hate socialism, yet a racist org that calls themselves ‘The National Socialist Movement’ was left unchallenged by the Tea Party Express people. At the time of this writing, I could find no written statements denouncing the rally and expressing their solidarity with those who oppose racism. I have come to the conclusion the Tea Party types are racist. End of story.
As for the rally itself. These idiots who were recently featured on local news programs bragging about how they were running Mexicans out of LA and showing up to small mostly white suburbs outside of LA, were dependent upon LAPD to protect them. People who were at the rally said the cops were mainly Black and Brown. -Davey D – http://daveyd.com & http://youtube.com/watch?v=dQqAggRuBzc
Nazis Rally at LA City Hall Draws 500 Counter Protesters http://www.la.indymedia.org/
LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2010 – Neo-Nazi groups staged a demonstration today on the steps of City Hall. About 25 Nazis in full uniform and with Swastika flags marched to City Hall under the escort of hundreds of police. Police created a wide buffer zone between the Nazi rally and a large crowd of counter protesters estimated at around 500 people.
There are conflicting reports of at least two incidents where suspected Nazis were beaten by some members of the counter demonstration. There are reports of the beating of a shirtless man displaying swastika tattoos. And another incident where police intervened to extract a second man from the crowd it is unclear if the second man was indeed a part of the Nazi group. Both men escaped with minor injuries. There are also reports of some injuries sustained by counter protesters incurred from police blows during the LAPD intervention to extract the two men.
Reports of up to five arrests have been made in connection with the brawl between a Nazi supporter and a few counter demonstrators and the police intervention that ensued. Details of the incident are still not clear. Although no arrests were made at the scene, it is believed that police made the arrests at some point after the protest. At least one community organizer is been held on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. It is not clear how the charge is related to brawl but supporters are calling for the release of Julio Rodriguez.