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In Photos: Neo-Nazi Protest and Immigrants' Rights Counter-Protest Go Head to Head in Claremont

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Despite the heated connotations from both camps, two protests went head-to-head without incident in Claremont over the weekend. One group of about 30, considered a Neo-Nazi organization affiliated with with National Socialist Movement, assembled and marched for about an hour, with an aim of drawing attention to their objection to illegal-immigrant enrollment at the nearby Claremont Colleges.

As a counter-protest, a few hundred immigrants' rights activists gathered at the scene. An additional rally, Claremont for Peace, was being held simultaneously at another venue in the area.

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

LAist Co-Editor Lisa Brenner contributed to this post.