The first reports on the Aryan Nations rally in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on June 19th, 2010 are now filtering in, published by the Associated Press and the York Daily Record, and the rally occurred without incident. A dozen Aryan Nations members and other White activists showed up, offset by 14 Communists and about two dozen anarchists who counter-protested. The two groups were kept about 60 yards about to prevent the antifa from attacking the White activists. The event was also publicized on Stormfront.
A new story published by the York Daily Record offers more details. The Aryan Nations group arrived by school bus, escorted by police on motorcycles, to the site a few hundred yards from where Union soldiers turned back Pickett's Charge by Confederate forces. The primary Aryan Nations organizer was Gordon Young, once a member of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which held a similar rally at the same location in 2006 and which decided to merge with Aryan Nations earlier this year. He obtained the permit for the rally in advance. Young has previously been targeted by ZOG, but in a one-day trial on July 12th, 2007, Young successfully beat flimsy charges of second-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor, and second-degree assault.
WHP Channel 21 reports that Aryan Nations criticized President Barack Obama and the decisions he's made on issues like immigration and unemployment. But most importantly, they focused on White rights. Holding flags, making gestures and speaking up to show how proud they are about the white race, members of the Aryan Nations say they're angry and fed up. "We're ready to risk everything to defend what's right and what's white in this world...(we're) Waking up white America. Letting them know that we're not going to let Jewish media run us into the ground," said Paul Mullet, the National Director of Aryan Nations.
In response to the rally, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County scheduled the obligatory "unity vigil" and a "re-consecration ceremony" to celebrate diversity, according to YWCA Missions Director Ashley Andyshak Hayes. The vigil was scheduled for June 19th from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the ceremony will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. near the Cyclorama Center on the battlefield. A separate Jewish identity demonstration, called "America Needs Israel," was also scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. at the Amphitheater on West Confederate Avenue -- approximately a mile and a half from the site of the Aryan Nations' rally. Another York Daily Record story reports on these other events. Watch WPMT Channel 43 video embedded below:
Gettysburg National Military Park Supt. Bob Kirby defended the decision to allow the Aryan Nations rally, citing the National Park Service's role as custodians of land owned by the American people as requiring them to make that land available for exercising constitutional rights. "The National Park Service mission in preserving and protecting the historic resources at Gettysburg includes making them available to all Americans, even those whose views are contrary to the majority of the American public," he added. One additional value of using National Park Service facilities for pro-White rallies is that the NPS by law is not allowed to bill users to recover costs, so the Aryan Nations won't be billed for the cost of law enforcement involvement.
Despite the relatively limited turnout of White activists in Gettysburg, Aryan Nations continues to prepare for a White Unity Day in Pulaski, Tennessee on July 17th. They will be holding a march and rally from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.; publicity flyer available HERE. This event is also being publicized on Stormfront.