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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Comments (53)
  1. ILLEGALS says:

    Wake up SoCal, they’re sucking up our resources, retirement benefits, social security, & pension funds.

    Time to act is now to join the movement.

    Deport ’em.

    1. Ignorance is bliss says:

      @person above claiming to be “ILLEGALS”. Seriously? Well maybe we should also deport EVERYONE, included those that are “legal,” that are on unemployment or homeless or something. After all, they are being unproductive and using up resources and committing crimes and who knows what else. Last time I checked, and correct me if I’m wrong, the funds you mentioned were drained because they were going to the baby boomers. Oh and a little thing called the war. Hmm? College and a little bit of research on subjects sure can be misleading if what you say is “right.” But good luck believing that. If you say it long enough, everyone just might believe it.

    2. Illegal's Daddy says:

      Deport the above person now!!!!! I said now!!!!!

  2. Jon says:


    1. Mark says:

      Has anybody the movie “A day without mexicans” Who’s going cut your lawn & clean your hotel rooms?

  3. Matt says:

    You guys are hypocrites, We need the illegals here. They don’t take our jobs, They do the jobs we don’t want, and the jobs we don’t want to pay good money for. If we stopped paying them they’d leave. But we don’t, do we?

    1. Ignorance is bliss says:

      Totally agree.

      Sad to see will eat foods they won’t even go pick from the fields, but make so many claims that those jobs should be for Americans, etc. But you’re right, no one tries to work those jobs. And we obviously keep paying their wages.

      1. Graham Mackie says:

        We Americans dont want to work for beans , Thay work for a can of beer so f u

    2. Robert says:

      I agree with you. There’s too many racist people who don’t know what they are saying

    3. Victor Calva says:

      you r a 100% right i do agree!

  4. you're dumb says:

    Guest 22, are you suggesting that the neo-nazis pictured above are protesting because their jobs as sub-minimum wage field laborers were taken away by migrant workers?

    Are you suggesting with your comment about Israel that America is the United Kingdom? (Learn some world history, dummy.)

    You’re just another loud mouth, ignorant, bigot.

  5. Michelle says:

    I am going to CORRECT you because you are mistaken!

    Maybe some of us that are un employed/homeless are educators who have worked tirelessly for far less that we deserve to be paid for our efforts for three decades. Because the Govenator violated the law and cut the mandated education budget below that which was the law thousands of educated, law abiding teachers are un employed and homeless because we can’t afford housing or to live on an un employment check in So Cal which is $1,800.00 a month.

    How about cutting the legislators and Governors salaries? How about cutting every state/county/local government employees salary. Why don’t we tax/fine US Companies that out source American jobs to foreign countries. I am tired of calling customer dis service and being sent to India, Spain, or the Philippines. where they can’t even speak English.

    I think that former President Bush and all his special interest “Cronies” should pay us back for the money they have been charging us for gas at the pump ripping us off. Why don’t we stop ex porting our oil and gas and sell it cheaper here to US citizens?

    Let’s stop giving aid to foreign countries like Haiti where it never reaches the people only the hands of corrupt government officials. Money that we borrowed and pay interest on. Why do we continue to house life serving term inmates on death row?

    We spend three times as much money on an inmate than we do to educate a child!!! Something is terribly wrong with this. Teachers who require a minimum of five years education like an Engineer only make a third of what an e Engineer makes. Are our children not our most valuable resource? You get what you pay for. Cramming 35 to 45 students in a classroom is only going to hurt us more in the long run.

    Why haven’t all those well paid Engineers, Chemists, and physicists come up with a green/renewable fuel alternative that the gas companies haven’t bought up the patents to yet?

    1. Janet says:

      Michelle, you have voiced my opinion almost to the letter.

      We should be worried about housing illegals with felonies in our prison system. They cost us more than any welfare or any other benefits that they may get.

      Our prisons provide three hots and a cot, free medical and dental, cable, recreation and sometime conjugal visits. Yet we have unemployed citizens who can’t afford medical care and have nowhere to lay their head at night.

      For those who think the Neo Nazis are fighting for jobs it’s a joke. Most of them are drop outs from the educational system and society. Arguing and fighting isn’t going to change anything. Our system has to change from within.

  6. Jon says:

    Bottom line is these people come here and get free schooling and health care and have babies. They work for under the table $$ and pay no taxes or S.S. and drain the system. I wonder if I could go to Mexico and get the same. I think not. Even the Mexican people that came here legally don’t want them. Secure the border and deport the people that have broke the laws we voted in !!!!!!!!!!!

    1. real thinker says:

      I totally agree with you.The study that says immigration benefits the economy is a lie. Only legal immigrants benefit the system like educated skill workers from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and South America. Not illegals who cant read and expect to be taken care of. How can a migrant worker who pay nothing into the system benefit our country. Any idiot can pick a apple but it takes some skill to create jobs and they arent doing it

      1. oooo says:

        I would say the government should issue work permit to limited illegal immigrants so they can also pay tax, keep track of where they are and must renew every year.

    2. Janet says:

      Jon, Actually the free medical care has been sharply curtailed. They only received benefits for the child born in this country.

      Also, many illegal immigrants use social security numbers of deceased or living citizens so they do pay taxes. The government doesn’t care because they can’t file for a refund so the state and the federal governments keep the money.

      The corporations are the ones who don’t pay taxes in addition they are outsourcing our jobs and get a tax deduction because it is a business expense and because the money is earned abroad it is not taxable in the U.S.

  7. Common Sense says:

    Why are people complaining about migrant workers taking their jobs on the field picking fruit, and not about all the real jobs that are being sent to china or elsewhere? I don’t know if anyone has checked lately but almost nothing you buy at the store is made in America! It’s a smokescreen of ignorance. wake up!

    1. real thinker says:

      Stop reading those lies from liberal blogs and start learn how to think for yourself. Yeah most people who are for illegal immigrants dont have experience with them at all. I work in the hospital and I see illegals everyday taking advantage of the system and having the taxpayers pay for everything. One stupid mexican illegal wanted medi-Cal to pay for her stupid foot cream that only cost 5 bucks. 45 percent of drunk drivers are illegal immigrants from the South. We spend 8 billion dollars a year locking up illegal immigrants. What about 12 Americans dying everyday because of illegal mexicans or the crimes they committ everyday . So hypocritical of the Mexican government to critciza our immigration enforcement when their national immigration law is tougher than Arizona. Dont believe it look it up. Yeah those migrant worker do commit crime not all but some do and they pollute and dont care about the environment. Come to the southern border and see all of the trash left behind. If you are for illegal immigration then tell everyone in the world to come and you pay for everything. Put your money where is your mouth is.

    2. Janet says:

      You got that right!!!!!!!

  8. bil says:

    Only a small amount work in the fields and of those many are contracted seasonal migrants.

  9. John says:

    Becasue you suck up resources and don’t give back you fat whiney La Raza idiots

  10. srand says:

    I’m not going to weigh in on whether or not illegal immigrants are taking our jobs, or draining our treasury. I just one to make one comment: Pro-Nazi ANYTHING makes my stomach turn. Their ideology has never changed…they want to rule the world. Fortunately, there are those of us that will never forget what they did to the world. Even if we didn’t live through WWII we have learned via written history, pictorial history and our wonderful parents what the Nazis were/are about. Let’s not compare them to illegal immigrants…they come here to better their lives. Nazis want to run our lives. Be smart, people. Don’t forget!

  11. T.G Stanley says:

    Lets hand this Country back to the Natives,the rightful owners !

    1. Micah Chaney says:

      People don’t “rightfully” own anything. This earth belongs to nature, and we are just here borrowing it temporarily.

      So instead of fighting over what land belongs to who, and who can be here and who can’t, let’s just act like civilized people and share what we have and do our part for each other.

  12. rjsmitty says:

    Illegal immigration is not a race thing! These hate groups like neo nazis , laraza , black panthers have to go.

  13. jon says:

    Thanks real thinker for saying what other people won’t !!!

  14. ILLEGALS says:

    Wake up So-Cal, time to take action is now. Join the movement. ILLEGALS sucking up resources that was meant for our retirement funds, pension funds, social security, etc.. when we retire.

    They kept closing businesses, raising taxes, laying off taxpayers just to support ILLEGALS.

    Automatic US citizenship to babies of illegals born on US SOIL should stop.


    1. Robert says:

      And to your fat mom too. Sick dirty racist people

      1. Robert says:


  15. jon says:

    Forget the Nazi part, illegal immigration laws need to be enforced !!!!

  16. ATA says:

    Either california better do something about illegals or we should all ignore the laws. It pays to be a criminal. It pays to be an illegal.Ever wonder why hispanic population is growing so fast????? Check out your deductions on your check.

    1. Micah Chaney says:

      Yeah…That’s the answer. How exactly will that make anything better?

  17. Sally says:

    Government wants to reform Social Security, Medicare, & Pensions, why are we NOT talk about ELIMINATING WELFARE & MEDI-CAL????

    How can you cut Social Security/Medicare/Pensions when we put our hard earn cash into it???

  18. karen says:

    We need to Eliminate programs & services to illegals. If the US Gov ever take away my Social Security checks when i retire, i’m gonna be very upset.

    They kept laying off workers, raising taxes, & yet to reform Welfare and Medical.

    Why keep taxing us if you’re gonna keep reducing Social Security/Pension benefits?? and why are we doing nothing to combat illegal immigration & Welfare & Medical system that kept ’em here in the US.

  19. jon says:

    Amen Karen and ATA !







    1. Saber 1 says:

      Hey, misinformed. Idiot, their oil goes to Europe, not the USA. We don’t see any of their oil, so go hug a tree and let the men fight terrorism and genocide.

  21. dan m says:

    If these people are an example of anything “supreme”, then their cause is Well and Truly Lost.

  22. dan m says:

    They’ve shaved their heads, they already own Glocks. Now all they need to do is find a Safeway store to do what they’re best at.

  23. Micah Chaney says:

    Where is my comment?

  24. Lenny says:

    How can anyone defend illegal immigrants?
    Beats me! Other than the humanitarian element, how can anyone defend illegal immigrants?
    It’s illegal. Period!
    The fact that American citizens commit the same crimes as illegals is totally and utterly irrelevant.

  25. ATA says:

    Neo Nazis in America are a joke and a disgrace to our World War II Vets. Im for the protest of illegals, but groups like this distract from the subject. Make english the official language in California, require drug test for welfare
    ( I had to for a job), no more anchor babies. We all should carry our own weight. Stand up and meet us eye to eye instead of bringing my state/country to its knees!

    1. Micah Chaney says:

      Welfare reform: Drug tests, benefit limits (1 year max), and repayment plan required. “Anchor babies” really, you’d change the Constitution to fit your beliefs? We should all carry our own weight…but that doesn’t mean we have to be self-centered. I have no problem providing for my family and paying taxes to my State and Federal governments so that they can assist those struggling.

      I have no problem, because I’m thankful for my opportunities and my freedoms, and I WANT my government to do what it can to help others get there too. You should ask yourself, why you don’t have that same mentality.


    People don’t understand the word, ‘illegal’. They can’t bash their own culture. But it’s getting worse as Hispanic population tops 38% in the latest Census polls. The figure doesn’t include the number of ‘illegals’. They’re taking over CA & the ONLY way to drive ’em out of CA is to ELIMINATE WELFARE & MEDI-CAL. Nothing else!

  27. ATA says:

    I dont mind my money helping Americans. “Anchor babies” is not changing the constitution for my beliefs. I believe your guilty of that. What else is it called when people illegally come here and pop out kids just to stay? Is that their constitutional right? Even though they arent American? I follow laws and rules imposed on me by our government, what makes them so special that they can bypass these laws/rules yet reap the same benefit?

  28. Robert says:

    The real issue is keeping America under a state of KAOS! We’re the American Dream and it always was in the past that if you put your mind to it you will achieve your dreams. Today we’re so mislead by our own crooked politicians milking the public of every cent they can and are allowed to. How in the H**L can we allow these men and women to stay in office representing our interests when it’s obvious after 25 years in office the only interest there is – is their own in Pharmaceutics, Oil [gas], Gold, Lottery [justified illegal gambling] Weapons of War ETC. ANY Politician should be limited to a 2 year term so this I’ll scratch your back and you scratch mine ceases to exist. The real thief is in our own backyard. We need American made products that will produce jobs and yes I’m in for our own military in protecting America. OH WELL I could go on and on. America don’t blame the little men-look up! We’ve thrown the baby out with the bath water. We’ve definitly defaulted on the Constitution our country was founded on. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  29. jstnLA says:

    Hahaha! Meth-Heads Vs. Wetters…Next on Jerry Springer. Sponsored by Wal-Mart. You go 909.

  30. Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.
      The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.
      Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.
       What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?
       How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
       And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?
       But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
       They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.
       Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  31. Tom Metzger says:

    Let it crumble. The CIVIL WAR WILL BE FUN.

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