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Neo-Nazi, Immigrant Rallies Clash In Claremont; No Injuries

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Hundreds of immigration rights activists sought to overshadow a neo-Nazi rally against illegal immigration this weekend in Claremont.

KNX 1070's Chris Sedens reports tensions ran high on Saturday, but police say no arrests or injuries were reported.


Nearly two dozen white supremacists affiliated with the National Socialist Movement were met by about 200 immigrant rights activists along Foothill Boulevard.

The counter-protesters called the neo-Nazi group "racists" in a confrontation that was reportedly tense but nonviolent.

Some in the group wore black battle uniforms, while others were shirtless, exposing numerous tattoos, and several had shaved heads.

The group marched down the street holding a banner with the letters of the National Socialist Movement and a swastika in the middle.

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