White Nationalist Protest In Fairmount Park, Met With Opposition

White Nationalist Protest In Fairmount Park, Met With Opposition


FOR PUERTO RICO. WHO IS HEADING TO THE ISLAND TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GOOD EVENING, NATASHA IS OFF TONIGHT. I’M JOE HOLDEN. WE BEGIN WITH THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS. PROTESTERS AND COUNTERPROTESTERS MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD. LET’S GET RIGHT TO “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER ALYCIA NIEVES LIVE IN FAIRMOUNT PARK WITH THE LATE DEFENDANT DETAILS. ALYCIA. Reporter: WELL, JOE, IT WAS A GROUP OF WHITE NATIONALISTS WHO GATHERED IN FAIRMOUNT PARK AROUND 4 O’CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. THERE WERE ABOUT TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WITH THE GROUP. THEY HAD COORDINATE THE THIS GATHERING WITH POLICE SO OUT OF CAUTION THERE WAS A GOOD NUMBER OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICERS PRESENT. ANOTHER PARTY PRESENT WHO YOU HEARD JUST THERE WERE UPSET COUNTERPROTESTERS WHO SURROUNDED THE WHITE NATIONALIST GROUP AS THEY GATHERED NEAR A STATUE JUST ALONG BOATHOUSE ROW. THE GROUP GATHERED NEAR THE STATUE OF A EUROPEAN EXPLORER TO DEFEND WHITE HERITAGE. COUNTERPROTESTERS DENOUNCED THE HERITAGE OF WHITE SUPREMACY. WE CANNOT SHARE MUCH OF THE AUDIO. THIS GATHERING AND COUNTERPROTEST WAS LACED WITH PROFANITY. THAT TESTY INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS WENT ON FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR AND THERE WERE A FEW TENSE MOMENTS BUT POLICE MADE SURE TO BE A BARRIER BETWEEN THE WHITE NATIONALIST GROUP AND THE COUNTERPROTESTERS. AUTHORITIES ALSO HELPED DIVERT PEOPLE AROUND THE SCENE. AND AS YOU SAW JUST THERE DESPITE SOME TESTY MOMENTS BETWEEN THE GROUP THAT GATHERED AND THE COUNTERPROTESTERS, POLICE SAY THIS ENDED RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS. REPORTING LIVE ALONG KELLY

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