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Claremont Clash: Neo-Nazi, Immigrant Rallies Meet In The Street

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A few hundred demonstrators attended a Claremont for Peace rally this weekend at Memorial Park while a few hundred more immigration rights activists counter-protested on the scene of a neo-Nazi rally at Foothill and Indian Hill boulevards held by white supremacists affiliated with the National Socialist Movement.

According to police, about 30 people attended the neo-Nazi rally, reports KPCC held by a group described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as one of the United States' largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups, notable for "violent anti-Jewish rhetoric" and "racist views," reports the LA Times.

The white supremacist demonstrators -- some dressed in black battle uniforms, some shirtless and exposing tattoos, some with shaved heads -- marched down the street for more than an hour, holding a banner for the National Socialist Movement with a swastika in the middle, to oppose illegal-immigrant enrollment at the nearby Claremont Colleges, reports CBS Local.

Though tense and loud, the events remained nonviolent and no arrests or injuries were reported by police.