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Ohio: Violence in North Toledo after Nazi march canceled; mayor declares curfew
Members of the National Socialist Movement gesture to protesters (not pictured) from the grounds of Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio October 15, 2005.
Mayor Jack Ford declared a state of emergency this afternoon following a violent uprising in North Toledo that erupted following an aborted march by a group of Nazis.
He issued a citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow, and possibly Monday.
Mr. Ford said those protesting were mainly male gang members in their 20s. He said the protests were not triggered by race relations but by gang members with grievances.
North Toledo descended into chaos for several hours this afternoon after angry crowds who turned out to protest a planned march by a small group of National Socialist Movement calling themselves "Americaâ€™s Nazi Party" erupted into violence.
Yes Craig the gov. should have the parade. These stories are emphasized so the people get confused by thinking the gov. is good and these pro-nazi groups are bad, when in reality those in the gov. are the American Nazis. I wouldn't be surprised if the gov. or other devilish groups at the hands of Rome are intentionally creating these marches to further their evil agenda.
Wow, good question. My thought when I read it was that the march was by a group and that the city had merely allowed it, like city governments everywhere that allow so many other awful things. Terrible thing but if I look at it from the city official perspective (and not a Godly one), I can see the worldly logic of letting it happen. Tragic but the world is going to hell and it follows its own logic.
But if the City Government there actually had the parade themselves, instead of merely allowing it to happen then no, they should not have had it.
It's rather shocking to me to see that while two groups will protest the current war, i.e. Cindy Sheehan who protests the war and then the anti-prostestors who protest against her, there were no ordinary protests against the Nazi March in Toledo. Just as our soldiers are dying in the Middle East, we lost many many lives fighting the evil of Nazism. Yet it is the gang members, themselves no boyscotts, who protested the march.