Skip to comments.Nazi Group Gets OK to Rally at Capitol (Madison, WI)
Posted on 07/14/2006 1:58:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
A group that calls itself the largest Nazi party in the United States has been granted a permit to demonstrate at the Capitol in August.
The rally will denounce illegal immigration and the U.S. "open borders policy," said organizer Jeff Schoep, the commander of the Minneapolis-based National Socialist Movement.
The Madison gathering is expected to draw about 100 of the group's members from across the nation, he said.
One reason for the Aug. 26 rally is to clear up misperceptions about the group's politics, said Kris Johnson, the group's Wisconsin leader.
"People that come to our rallies and listen to what we have to say are going to be pleasantly surprised at how much they agree with," said Johnson, who lives in Green Bay.
State officials granted the permit because the Capitol is a public building, said Sean Dilweg, executive assistant at the state Department of Administration. The state's challenge is to balance free-speech rights with the need to keep the public safe, he said.
Schoep and Johnson said they expect the rallies will remain peaceful and that they'd cooperate with law enforcement officials to ensure the event doesn't cause a disturbance.
Paula Simon, executive director of the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations, said her group wouldn't protest at the event because the group's members "have the absolute right" to speak their minds.
"We think, frankly, their message is to be ignored," she said.
Jewish leaders were planning a Madison rally the following day "to promote tolerance," Simon said.
I think its great that they get together. I just hope normal people take lots of pictures of them and plaster them all over the internet, so everybody knows who they are.
I hope thousands of enlightened liberals join in.
So, does this mean that hillary and Howard "Screamer" Dean are going to be there?
Any time you run into a code pinko moron, challenge them to protest the KKK anti war rallies. This is a situation where they both need media attention.
Will Mrs Sheehan attend their event since they were nice enough to attend hers?
Is one of these fellas that little hairlipped, Hitler lookin dude.
Yesterday a code pinko explained it all to me. The neo nazi want to kill the Jews, code pinko only wants to eliminate Israeli oppresion and give the land back to the Palestinians. (Basically kill israel)
The neo nazis and the neo neo nazis in pink.
Nazis demonstrating in a Communist city. Should I hope for violence? Is that wrong?
A) They are certainly a national party.
B) They are certainly socialists.
C) They are larger then other National Socialist groups.
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