Protesters arrested in Georgia anti-Nazi rally. Photo: AFP
Atlanta, April 24 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Georgia, hundreds of militarized police officers patrolled a small rally of neo-Nazis in the Atlanta suburb of Newnan, arresting members of an anti-fascist counter-protest after they refused an order to remove their masks.
When some of the Antifa protesters refused to remove their masks, police moved in, brandishing semi-automatic assault rifles and pointing them at the heads of unarmed demonstrators. Ten people were arrested.
The police were enforcing laws drafted years ago to combat the Ku Klux Klan. After the protest, the neo-Nazis gathered in a field and made fascist salutes as they burned large wooden swastikas.
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