The Nazis will kill you, too. About 15 members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement marched at the event. They openly carried three rifles, two handguns and other weapons, according to police.
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Chief James Craig said five people among about 15 white supremacists were openly carrying firearms — which is allowed under Michigan law — while they traded barbs with counterprotesters during the Motor City Pride festival in downtown Detroit. Officers worked to keep the two groups separate after getting word that the neo-Nazi group wanted to spark violence similar to the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Craig said. Members of both groups shouted racial epithets at each other and toward police officers in an attempt to bait them into a violent response but officers took no sides, Craig said.
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Nazi marchers at Detroit Pride. A small group of self-identified Nazis disrupted yesterday's Pride march in downtown Detroit, multiple media sources and social-media accounts indicate. The Guardian, a U.
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Detroit police chief James Craig has said that the neo-Nazis who showed up at the city's Pride Parade on Sunday made chimpanzee noises towards African Americans as part of an attempt to incite violence, hoping to recreate the events of the infamous Charlottesville rally in At Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally, violent clashes broke out between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters. One white supremacist drove his car at speed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring others. Craig also defended his department's decision to escort the small group of neo-Nazis, who were from the National Socialist Movement and openly armedin order to keep the peace at the Pride Parade, an annual celebration of all things LGBT.
Hundreds of people were gathered at the Dupont Circle for the parade when people started running after hearing what they thought was a gunshot. In Detroitan armed white supremacist group called the National Socialist Movement NSM descended on the annual Motor City Pride Festival, where they held placards, gave Nazi salutes and displayed armbands with swastikas. Dressed in black with a number carrying firearms and shields, the NSM marchers tore apart pride flags and pushed over at least one counter-demonstrator.