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Neo-Nazi/KKK rally draws counter protest, "clowns" group

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The National Socialist Movement held a rally at the old City Hall site in Uptown Saturday.

The group says the annual event was meant to bring attention to illegal immigration and other crimes in the nation.

Leaders say they chose North Carolina because of the growing illegal immigration in this part of the country.

The rally drew hundreds but the majority were counter-protestors led by the Latin American Coalition. Anarchists and members of the Occupy movement were also in attendance.

Noise from the counter protestors who circled around NSM members largely drowned out the speeches made from a podium.

It drew the curiosity of onlookers like Jesse Peoples who said he heard about the rally while riding the bus. "I had to see this to believe it," Peoples said.

"We are here in defense of white America and standing up against illegal immigration," Jeff Schoep with the National Socialist Movement told WBTV Saturday. "We want to give people a third party alternative. Voting for Democrats, Republicans has failed this country, nation."

"To have this kind of racism and hate in 2012 is really ridiculous and want be tolerated," Lacey Williams with the Latin American Coalition said. Williams said several people dressed like clowns to show how they felt about the NSM.

"I'm trying to reflect what they are and I'm showing them what they look like," Mary Espinosa said.

CMPD used several techniques during this rally that they used during the Democratic National Convention. There were no report of arrests.

According to its website, "The National Socialist Movement is the largest pro-White civil rights organization in America. It has chapters across America, and affiliates around the world."

Copyright 2012 WBTV. All rights reserved. 

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