Neo-Nazis Rally, Burn Swastikas In Western Georgia

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 10:06:07-04

DRAKETOWN, Ga. (WXIA) — White nationalists and neo-Naziss rallied Saturday night in western Georgia.

WXIA reports here that the rally-goers lit swastikas and other symbols of their hatred on fire in a field in the community of Draketown.

Members of the National Socialist Movement, considered to be one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States, were present. The rally followed another in Newnan, about 40 miles south of Atlanta.

About three dozen neo-Nazis turned out to march and preach their rhetoric at a park in downtown Newnan.

The rally remained mostly peaceful, with the exceptions being a few brief shouting and shoving matches. About ten people were arrested — all counter-protesters.