Monday, March 22, 2010
White Pride World Wide Rally And March In Jackson, Michigan Attracts Two Dozen White Activists And Around 200 Counterprotestors
Battalion 14's promised rally and march commemorating White Pride World Wide Day did take place on March 21st, 2010, and other than a bit of pushing and shoving, was without serious incident, although one anti-racist teenager was arrested. Media stories published by Mlive.com and WLNS Channel 6. Stormfront discussion thread now available HERE.
Numbers of participants vary from one media source to another. It looks like at least 24 White activists showed up for the rally, but only 10 of them decided to go on the march. The number of anti-racist counterprotestors varies from 100 to 300; 200 seems like a good number. After the White activists formed up at Loomis Park, ten of them began the march down Edgewood Street and onto E. Michigan Avenue around 1:30 P.M. Marchers turned around at N. Park Street and headed back to the park. WLNS reports that police asked the group to curtail their march early, return and disband before finishing the route because of rising tension and the threat of further violence. Police also made no effort to keep the White activists separate from the counterprotestors, although they intervened immediately when squabbles broke out.
And squabbles did break out, instigated solely by the anti-racist counterprotestors. The white pride marchers carried flags and banners that read "White Pride Worldwide." Some covered their faces with black bandanas. Others wore shirts and jackets with the Nazi swastika symbol on them. But as they marched, counterprotesters spit at and threatened the White activists, even trying to grab the flags marchers carried. One unidentified 14-year-old who allegedly spit at one of the marchers was arrested for disorderly conduct. [Ed. Note: One participant reported on Stormfront that there were no swastikas.]
Two of the White activists explained their presence to the media. Grant Adams of Grand Rapids said, "We're here to promote white pride...We are proud of our race. We're allowed to have white pride." Bram Fox, another marcher from Grand Rapids, said he is not a racist or a white supremacist. He said the march was about pride, not hate. "We're trying to walk down the street and be proud," he said. "I observe a lot of the hate coming from other people."
How true that latter statement is. "It's not OK to have this much hate," said Mallery Heise, who grew up in Jackson but drove from Ann Arbor to protest the march. Heise carried a sign that read "This type of ignorance has no place here." Anti-racists like to say that "Intolerance of intolerance is the only intolerance tolerated", but the fact remains that intolerance of "intolerance" is still INTOLERANCE. And who are these anti-racists to rule that anything or anybody is intolerant, and then try to back it up by force? Who gave them the right to impose their will by force?
The real intolerance comes from the anti-racists.