Nation: Its not often you see a headline contradicted by the article in the first two paragraphs.
|TOLEDO, Ohio Oct 16, 2005 — Protesters at a white supremacists' march threw rocks at police, vandalized vehicles and stores and cursed the mayor for allowing the event.
Mayor Jack Ford said when he and a local minister tried to calm the rioters Saturday, they were cursed and a masked gang member threatened to shoot him. At one point, the crowd reached 600 people, officials said.
Rioters set fire to 86-year-old Louis Ratajski's neighborhood pub, Jim & Lou's Bar, but he and his nephew escaped the flames.|
The Nazis got what they wanted with help from the gangs and other fools who rioted and attacked police/EMTs. I feel bad for the Mayor because legally there was nothing he could do about it
|"They do have a right to walk on the Toledo sidewalks," Mayor Jack Ford said Sunday.
An angry mob, some of them gang members, threw baseball-sized rocks at police, vandalized vehicles and stores, and set fire to a neighborhood bar. More than 100 people were arrested and one officer was seriously injured.
Much of the anger boiled over because residents were upset that city leaders allowed about a dozen white supremacists to walk through the neighborhood and shout insults.
The march was called off after rioting started.
"They don't have the right to bring hate to my front yard," said Terrance Anderson, who lives near the bar that was destroyed. Three other businesses were looted or damaged.
Others said the neo-Nazis had the right to march. "Too bad the people couldn't ignore them," said Dee Huntley.
Police arrested 114 people on charges including assault, vandalism, failure to obey police, failure to disperse and overnight curfew violations. |
Via Michelle Malkin