NSM to march in Jefferson City

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NSM to march in Jefferson City

Nazis to March at Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY - A controversial group plans to demonstrate around the capitol building in Jefferson City.

This is the same group of neo-Nazis that marched in downtown Columbia March of 2007.

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The Columbia Police Department recently denied permission for members of the National Socialist Movement to march in Columbia the weekend of the MU/Kansas State game. So, the group plans to demonstrate on city sidewalks.

After that, the group wants to take its message to the streets around the capitol for a full hour. The plan, awaiting Jefferson City police approval by the end of the month, calls for the group to march past the governor's mansion, then around the capitol. After circling the capitol grounds, the Nazis will pass by the Supreme Court building.

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"Our job is just to make sure that we peacefully manage all of these different demonstrations that happen, we'll look at what happened last year and use that as an experience for this year, to make sure that its adequately manned," City Administrator Steve Rasmussen said. "Quite frankly, I don't anticipate any difficulty."

The National Socialist group came to Columbia March of 2007. Columbia Police mobilized dozens of officers for crowd control. Seven people were arrested in the protest.
 

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Neo-Nazis march at Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just over 50 neo-Nazis chant anti-immigrant and anti-minority slogans during a two-hour march in Jefferson City, finishing at the state Capitol.

Spectators lined sidewalks along part of the route Saturday, but there was no violence. Two counter-protestors were arrested for assault, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.

A tense moment occurred as the neo-Nazis, protected by police in riot gear, marched back to their vehicles while exchanging taunts with demonstrators.

The neo-Nazis delivered a series of speeches for just over an hour from the Capitol's steps.

Most focused on condemning politicians, the federal economic bailout, Jews and minorities. Although newly elected President Barack Obama was mentioned, most of the speakers said Republican John McCain was no better.
 
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