Charlotte Councilman John Autry sporting a clown nose
Recently, a neo-Nazi hate group in Charlotte, N.C. held a rally made up of about 50 supporters. But their biggest opposition turned out to be over a hundred clowns. According to local reports, the neo-Nazi protesters were outnumbered at least five to one.
The National Socialist Movement (NSM), a neo-Nazi group, was supposed to hold an anti-immigration rally but participants were drowned out by all the clowns causing a ruckus.
Counter-protesters, including townsfolks and a City Councilman, brought squeaky toys, whistles, noise-makers, red noses and flour—every time the NSM mentioned “white power” the counter demonstrators threw white flour in to the air.
“We stand in defense of white people all over the country,” said a skinhead sporting a swastika.
“We’re dressed like clowns and you’re the ones who look funny,” said a counter-protester. “We want to meet hate with love.”
The counter demonstration was organized by the Latin American Coalición, “a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration and advocacy,” according to their website.
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