Anti-Hate Rally in Leith, ND

This was asked many times this day.

This was asked many times this day.

LEITH, ND — This past  Sunday afternoon (9/22/2013) I took part in an Anti-Hate Rally against a white supremacist group trying to take over the town of Leith, ND. Click here for an article  on the rally from the Bismarck Tribune. Leith also has a web site with some protest images.

Estimated numbers were anywhere from 350–500 protesters. It is said a picture is worth 1000 words. I’ll let my images below, taken during the rally, speak for themselves.

WWII veteran can't believe that what he fought against in the great war is trying to establish a beach head in his own backyard. He is telling the crowd that he hopes they leave and that the door hits them in the ass when they do.

WWII veteran can’t believe that what he fought against in the great war is trying to establish a beach head in his own backyard. He is telling the crowd that he hopes they leave and that the door hits them in the ass when they do.

Anti-Hate protesters parade through main street of Leith, ND

Anti-Hate protesters parade through main street of Leith, ND

A protester stands his ground as flags set up by the supremacists flap in the breeze.

A protester stands his ground as flags set up by the supremacists flap in the breeze.

A riot squad on stand by in case things get out of hand.

A riot squad on stand by in case things get out of hand.

 A proud Native American veteran takes a stand against hate.

A proud Native American veteran takes a stand against hate.

I couldn't agree more.

Law Enforcement keep a watchful eye on the protest from the north end of main street.

Law Enforcement keep a watchful eye on the protest from the north end of main street.

Flags of the protesters. It was interesting that despite all the flags flown by the group we were protesting against, not one was the American flag.

Flags of the protesters. It was interesting that despite all the flags flown by the group we were protesting against, not one was the American flag.

Protesters filing into the Leith town hall to hear what the other side has to say.

Protesters filing into the Leith town hall to hear what the other side has to say and to shout them down. Several protesters were ejected from the meeting.

The impromptu parade stretches the length of main street.

The impromptu parade stretches the length of main street.

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One response to “Anti-Hate Rally in Leith, ND

  1. Doug

    Great photos Tom. They do a good job of depicting the mood of the day.

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