The National Socialist Movement(Neo-Nazis) and the Ku Klux Klan(KKK) joined forces in Charlotte North Carolina last weekend for an anti-immigration rally. Unfortunately for them and fortunately for us they were “clowned” by a counter protest.
WCNC is reporting that counter protesters, who out numbered the white supremacists 5 to 1, donned red noses, rainbow wigs and big shoes to point out that racism is ridiculous. The group was also armed with squeaky toys, whistles and noise makers to drown out speeches being made at the white supremacist rally. Every time a speaker mention white power, white flour was thrown from the counter protest. The also held signs that read “Wife Power”.
“The message from us is, you look silly. We’re dressed like clowns and you’re the ones that look funny,” said Lacey Williams, the youth coordinator for Charlotte’s Latin American Coalition.
“Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love,” said Tom Strini of the protestors.
Williams added, “I think it’s really important to have a sense of humor. What they want is for us to fight them. They want us to hit them with hate. We can’t become them.”
Tom Strini was proud of the protest, saying that it shows the white supremacists that they are actually the minority. “It just shows that more people in this country are in favor of equal and human rights than there are people who want to kick all dark-skinned people out of the country,” he said.