The most prominent counter-protesters were from the Latin American Coalition and Occupy Charlotte, but there were other unspecified groups represented.
The first media report on the National Socialist Movement's Charlotte rally on November 10th, 2012 has been published by WCNC, and they say that more than 250 anti-racist counter-protesters showed up and offset the estimated 50 white civil rights activists from the NSM and the Eden, NC klavern of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan with hoots, horns, and whistles on the lawn of Old City Hall.
The counter-protesters, many dressed as clowns, created their own slogans from the Klan speeches. In one, a woman threw "white flour" in the air as a response to calls for "white power". Many others blew clown whistles during the entire rally, so that even the speakers' amplified microphones couldn't be heard more than a few feet away. Several counter-protesters attempted to block police and members of the hate groups as they were being escorted away from the rally. Some chose to lie down on the street. Others linked arms. Sections of S. Davidson St., E. 4th St. and S. McDowell St. were closed to vehicular traffic as the hate group members, police and counter-protesters spilled over the sidewalk. Despite the attempted disruptions, police say they issued no citations or arrestsWSOC Channel 9 reports that there were some intense moments between the white civil rights activists and the counter-protesters, but there were dozens of police officers on hand to prevent any disturbances, and the groups were separated by barricades.
The white activists argued that America is a white, Christian nation only. They rallied against illegal immigration in North Carolina, and they argued that no non-whites should be in a position of power in the government.
“We’re here in defense of white America today and standing up against illegal immigration on behalf of white civil rights. We stand in defense of white people all over the country. We want to give people a third party alternative. Voting for Democrats, Republicans has failed this country, nation,” said NSM Commander Jeff Schoep. “We want to give them another option. National Socialism is that option...Obama or Romney, it doesn’t matter. It’s the same puppet masters pulling the strings”, he continued. "If our message was so ineffectual and unimportant, they wouldn't be out here trying to shout over us and scream over us." Another NSM member added "We're not the ones shouting insults and epithets and screaming like animals".
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The National Socialist Movement is the largest white civil rights group in the U.S. It has 57 chapters in 39 states, including a statewide chapter in North Carolina. A local leader of the group told qnotes that the Charlotte rally is one of two national gatherings the group holds each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
(Originally Posted by Anchorage Activist on White Reference)