"Neo-Nazis March Against Immigration In California"
Yesterday, several members of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, marched in Claremont, California. The purpose of the demonstration was to protest illegal immigration. Prior to the march, the Contra Costa Times reported on the group’s motivations:
“We will have a lot of flags, our signs and a bullhorn,” said Jeff Hall, Southwest States regional director of the organization. “We’re going to be heard and let it be known we’re against illegal immigration … we believe in free speech. We’re going to make our voices heard.” [...]
Hall said he wants “a white nation that doesn’t have multiculturalism forced on them.” According to the group’s website, its “core beliefs include defending the rights of white people everywhere, preservation of our European culture and heritage, strengthening family values, economic self-sufficiency, and reform of illegal immigration policies, immediate withdrawal of our national military from an illegal Middle Eastern occupation and promotion of white separation.”
In an interview with ABC7, Hall claimed that the march “is not about hate, it’s about us identifying with our own culture.” Watch ABC7′s report:
Raymond Herrera, founder and president of the Claremont-based anti-immigrant group We the People, condemned the march and stated that he is opposed to all racist organizations, including one of the nation’s most prominent Latino civil rights groups which he compared to the Ku Klux Klan. Meanwhile, his own website proclaims, “The invasion of millions upon millions of foreigners, uninvited and without notice to the United States is a far greater threat to our national security, national interest and general welfare than Saddam Hussein and Iraq have ever been.”
Last week, the Wonk Room reported that three alleged white supremacists were arraigned in connection with the brutal beating of two Mexican nationals in San Francisco. The city’s District Attorney, George Gascón, indicated that “the investigation has revealed an increase in local white supremacist activity, mostly coming from people living outside of San Francisco.”