OPR AUDIO REPORT FROM DARYLE LAMONT JENKINS AT THE MARYLAND RALLY
An Eyewitness Accounting of the Weekend Rallies From Our Friends At One People's Project
FOR ORIGINAL REPORT
Could our work be any more easier? This is not a good month to be a Nazi. In the past few weeks, we had the National Socialist Movement get slapped around by fellow Nazis and the chairman of the National Alliance getting snatched up on federal civil rights charges. Now the boneheads are going to have to explain why they failed to make an appearence in their much-hyped rally in Buffalo, while those that did rally in Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland did so with a longtime FBI informant! Antifa came out in force to both events, augmented by local people who did not want this crap in their town. That resulted in a little fun and excitement in a supermarket near the battlefield between Antifa and Nazis, and we still are trying to get the full story on that. We provide the information on all the fun at both spots here as Josh Hoyt covered Buffalo, and DLJ represented at Anteitam. We will be talking more about Roy Frankhouser, that FBI informant soon on One People's Radio and on this page. Since it looks like he wants to be active again, we will be beefing up his Gallery entry soon too.
NO Nazis NO KKK NO Show in Buffalo
By Josh Hoyt, One People's Project
BUFFALO, NY--Today (June 10) the National Socialist Movement along with Karl Hand’s group punked out of a confrontation with Antifa. The Buffalo rally had been announced several months ago, and to be honest we thought this thing had the potential to be really big. Central and Western New York have started to have some bonehead problems cropping up, one being Michael Crook announcing that he plans to run for sheriff of Onondaga County (Syracuse.) The NSM had been hyping this event as a prelude to several public rallies that they are planning for this summer. If today was any indication of what we can expect from Bill Whites band of costumed freaks and geeks it is going to be a long cruel summer for them.
Antifa arrived in Buffalo at about 3:00 pm. We were expecting to see Hand and his group march from Lafayette Square at 3 PM and give their speeches at Niagara Square at 4 PM. Well, 3 pm came and passed and the only indication of anything going down was a few cop cars trying to get a count of the group. We decided to head down to Niagara Square where we met up with more Antifa, community members and even a wedding party who were coming across the square. Groups represented were One Peoples Project, The International Socialist Organization, Buffalo Forum, Buffalo Anarchist Collective, The Buffalo Green Party and I guess you could even count the wedding party! (Though that would have bought us up to about 100) In total about 70 Antifa showed up. At one point a van purportedly carrying Hand and a few followers drove by, they yelled something that I couldn’t make out and continued driving. So much for that Aryan bravery they are always going on about! We ended up talking with the wedding party for a few minutes and took some pictures with them. The whole experience was pretty surreal. Unfortunately we didn’t get invited to the buffet and open bar but it was still a good time. In all of my years of doing Antifascist work I have NEVER had the boneheads simply just fail to show. No doubt they will have plenty of excuses.
We do want to thank the fascist scumbags for one thing, however. Buffalo gave us a chance to meet and network with some good people who we will be working with in the future. We suspect that Bill White’s influence may have had something to do with the total lack of turnout. Many boneheads who might have otherwise attended this event were likely turned off by Bill and the NSM’S constant attacks on other bonehead crews. Karl Hand and the NSM were told not to bring their bullshit to upstate New York, and it seems like this time they might have listened to us.
KKKanning the Klan in Maryland
By Daryle Lamont Jenkins, One People's Project
SHARPSBURG, MD-The Klan rally held at Anteitam National Battlefield on Saturday made for a rather unusual event, as a cross section of people, many of whom were not the regular activists that often counter demonstrations like this, came out to call out the white supremacists that came out. It was an event marked by a pre-rally confrontation outside the park as well as the appearance of a veteran Klansman who is also well-known as an FBI informant.
Close to thirty hatemongers gathered in the Mumma Farm section of the park as twice that number gathered across from them in a grove where officials set up a counter protesting area. The two parties were kept apart by fifty police officers who also controlled the arrival of the neo-Nazis, driving them to the area in two small vans from a gathering location somewhere in the park. The neo-Nazis represented members of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, National Socialist Movement (NSM), and reportedly the Creativity Movement. Radio show host Hal Turner also made an appearance, and was the first speaker. He was drowned out by chants and a woman on a megaphone who was particularly angry about the rally being held here. Union and Confederate forces clashed Sept. 17, 1862 on this battlefield which is approximately 40 miles outside Washington. This marked Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North, and with more than 23,000 men on both sides killed, wounded or missing, this was the largest single day loss of lives in the history of American wars. "This is a desecration of this battlefield," The woman shouted. "Men shed their blood here so we can be equal!"
Other speakers followed Turner, including NSM spokesperson Bill White and Ken Krauss, one of the NSM members who was stomped by his fellow Nazis at Nordic Fest Memorial Day Weekend, reportedly because of his association with Bill White. The biggest surprise, however, came when Ku Klux Klan veteran Roy Frankhouser took to the podium. Frankhouser has been in the Klan scene for decades, but he is persona non grata in most white supremacist circles because when he was working for political gadfly Lyndon LaRouche, it was revealed that for many years he was an FBI informant. He had not been heard from in years, and this was the first time since 2000 he has made this public an appearance.
There was a reenactment scheduled at the park today that went on as scheduled. Afterwards, there were a number of reenactors who were dressed as confederates that came over to join the counter demonstrators. This launched the organizer of this rally, Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, into a tirade that was laughed at by those opposing his efforts. The counterdemonstration included not just antifa and the reenactors, but other visitors to the park, and a group of bikers who were the most vocal. One biker called out the neo-Nazis on the megaphone saying, "Get out of my country! You don't belong here!"
There might have been more on both sides but prior to the rally there was an altercation in a nearby supermarket between people from both sides. Although there were not any reports of arrests, police barred those involved from going to the rally. Gordon Young was not aware of the incident, but said to the press that he hoped that those who opposed his rally were stomped.
Young's intent was to focus on black crime with this rally, but when confronted with the fact that many of the groups and individuals he was associating with were themselves criminals - one even sporting a prison tattoo - he dismissed the crimes that may or may not have been committed as possibly them administering "Aryan justice". He even used this dismissal when asked about white supremacist Scottland Belk allegedly killing his own mother.