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The National Socialist Movement (NSM) a neo-nazi group and the Ku Klux Klan descended upon Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday November 10, to spread their message hate, but instead were drowned out with humor.
Counter-protesters dressed as clowns brought out squeaky toys, whistles, noise-makers, red noses and flour. Every time the NSM shouted "white power," they were drowned out with chants of "wife power," "Dwight power" and "white flour."
The counter-protest was organized by The Latin American Coalicion.
"The message from us is, you look silly,” Lacey Williams, the youth coordinator for Charlotte’s Latin American Coalición, told WCNC. “We’re dressed like clowns and you’re the ones that look funny. I think it’s really important to have a sense of humor. What they want is for us to fight them. They want us to hit them with hate. We can't become them.”
“Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love,” protester Tom Strini "It just shows that more people in this country are in favor of equal and human rights than there are people who want to kick all dark-skinned people out of the country"
“We're just a great big happy melting pot,” said City council member John Autry. “I just wanted to come out here and make sure people understood that I did not support the views of the people behind up here with the microphones."
The protesters were outnumber by the counter-protesters by at least 5 to 1.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the NSM is an organization that specializes in theatrical and provocative protests and is one of the largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the United States.
Pics from Colorlines.com