Detroit police chief faces backlash over neo-Nazi protest at Pride event - 2019-06-14

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F345.png Detroit police chief faces backlash over neo-Nazi protest at Pride event June 14, 2019, Tom Perkins, The Guardian

"We don't tolerate racism, and we told [officers]: 'You're black. The Nazis will kill you, too. They don't have any respect for African American police officers,'" Williams said. "They were threatening to shoot cops, calling [officers] monkeys and N-words, and my comrades were trying to get officers to break rank and turn them back against the Nazis."

Craig's comments appeared to echo Donald Trump's remarks after the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in which a far-right protester was convicted of murdering a counter-protester and injuring eight others by driving a car into a crowd. Trump said there were "very fine people" on both sides.

The Motor City Pride festival took place in downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza last weekend. About 15 members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement marched at the event. They openly carried three rifles, two handguns and other weapons, according to police.

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{{cite news | first = Tom | last = Perkins | title = Detroit police chief faces backlash over neo-Nazi protest at Pride event | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/14/detroit-pride-festival-neo-nazi-police-protection-backlash | work = The Guardian | date = June 14, 2019 | accessdate = June 13, 2020 }}