Neo-Nazi rally to be held in Claremont

CLAREMONT – The National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, has scheduled a march and rally against illegal immigration from noon to 1 p.m. on March 19 on Foothill Boulevard.

“We will have a lot of flags, our signs and a bullhorn,” said Jeff Hall, Southwest States regional director of the organization.

“We’re going to be heard and let it be known we’re against illegal immigration … we believe in free speech. We’re going to make our voices heard.”

Hall, who expects between 30 and 40 people from his group at the rally, said the exact location will probably be announced on Monday.

The rally is in response to Claremont Colleges students who have protested in favor of “open borders,” Hall said. “Our guys from Claremont wanted a voice.”

City Manager Jeff Parker said a counter rally, by a group called Claremont for Peace, would be held the same time at Memorial Park at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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