The highly-touted 35th anniversary rally by the National Socialist Movement took place on April 18th, 2009 under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The reported number of patriots participating varies, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting 70, while local broadcast media outlets report up to 100.
-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
-- KMOV Channel 4: Bank of 25 photos HERE, non-embeddable news video HERE.
-- KTVI Channel 2
-- Belleville (IL) News-Democrat
KTVI news video finally available and embedded below:
KMOV Channel 4 news video, now embeddable thanks to YouTube
KSDK Channel 5 news video embedded below (included interview with Commander Jeff Schoep):
The rally, which is a part of the NSM's National Meeting commemorating the 35th anniversary of the NSM's existence, lasted from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. But a half-hour before the rally officially began, one Negro male was arrested for creating a public disturbance. The Negro male broke through a barrier where the NSM were preparing for the start of the rally and approached the NSM cadre, shouting profanities at them. He was immediately tackled by police, handcuffed and taken from the scene.
The rally began in earnest at 2 P.M., with the NSM contingent marching into the sequestered area. They shouted "USA! USA!," "Immigrants Go Home!" and "Sieg Heil." Opposing them at the scene were approximately 150 anti-racists who gathered outside the barricades. The antis yelled obscenities and extended middle fingers. An estimated 40 Park Service rangers and St. Louis police officers were on hand to keep order.
In a statement posted on the Internet, Steven Boswell, the NSM leader in Missouri, said the purpose of the rally is to send a message from St. Louis to Washington. "When the average American has absolutely no voice; it is high time we stand up. It is high time we defend ourselves. It is high time we take our country back," the statement said.
A second anti-racist counter-rally, originally organized by the Anti-Defamation League, took place at nearby Forest Park at the bottom of Art Hill. This counter-rally featured area clergy and assorted other groups protesting the NSM's presence in St. Louis.
Discussion threads on New Nation News and Stormfront. Another fine job by the NSM. A lot of people within the WN community bitch about them, but they get out there and get the job done.