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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:13 AM

 

Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis

Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis
By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated April 23, 2018

Faced with hundreds of demonstrators rallying against a crowd of neo-Nazis in Newnan, local and state authorities turned to a little-known Georgia law adopted in 1951 to combat the Ku Klux Klan.

The law, which makes it illegal to wear a mask at most public events, was cited in several of the arrests of counterdemonstrators who joined a protest Saturday against white supremacists.

And the irony was not lost upon the organizers of the counterdemonstration, who were fuming Sunday that a law aimed at weakening white supremacists was used to arrest protesters who opposed a neo-Nazi rally.

No one from the white supremacist group was arrested on Saturday, and they largely avoided confrontations with police or the counterdemonstration group.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/police-use-anti-kkk-law-arrest-people-protesting-neo-nazis/5ex6a5GySUWsSv467NA9HL/

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Reply Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis (Original post)
workinclasszero Apr 2018 OP
heaven05 Apr 2018 #1
Hoyt Apr 2018 #2
Fullduplexxx Apr 2018 #3
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2018 #5
Fullduplexxx Apr 2018 #8
Loki Liesmith Apr 2018 #4
4139 Apr 2018 #6
IronLionZion Apr 2018 #7
Liberalhammer Apr 2018 #9

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:27 AM

1. ameriKKKa slaughters

 

it's own legally and without retribution to those in blue who perpetuate the racism of this culture/society.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:28 AM

2. So glad to see so many counter-protesters. But those laws regarding masks were passed for the Klan

that would harass and intimidate people hiding behind their masks. I'm fine with it working both ways. Vast majority of counter-protestors were there without masks.

Now, some of the other arrests/intimidation of counter-protesters really are questionable.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:33 AM

3. Why are anti-nazi counterdemos wearing masks

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 09:01 AM

5. I can certainly understand why one would wear a mask at one of these

demonstrations. Pictures get taken. Hate gets spread. Your house gets burned down. Some are sensitive to their houses being burned down.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 09:16 AM

8. Oh that's correct there's that

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:49 AM

4. So dont wear masks at demonstrations

Really the law should be repealed. But until then, enforce it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 09:10 AM

6. Not exactly a little known law, 18 states including new York

have anti mask laws

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 09:11 AM

7. Nazis don't wear masks?

I'm sure a few of them covered their face with something. Especially after the Charlottesville rally where people were fired or ostracized publicly for being nazis.

Nazis should be ashamed to be seen at these rallies, not proud.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:42 AM

9. I'm sure

 

Many of those cops are white supremacists as well.

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