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Social media reacts to neo-Nazi rally in Newnan

Hundreds of neo-Nazis, anti-fascist demonstrators and police were in attendance. 

On Saturday, the National Socialist Movement, a far-right hate group that celebrates Adolf Hitler’s birthday, gathered for a rally at a park in downtown Newnan.

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About 25 neo-Nazis showed up and anti-fascist demonstrators as well as hundreds of police officers were also on site.

Although the group is at war with lots of people, including about 50,000 who signed an online petition that opposed the event, the members made their way to Greenville Street Park to express their views on controversial topics, such as illegal immigration.

As the crowds grew, many hopped on social media to share their thoughts. Several condemned the neo-Nazis for their demonstrations. 

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Counter protesters came out in droves as they carried signs and shouted “Newnan strong.”

Others noted the group’s tardiness and said that many of the members arrived 40 minutes late. 

Many documented their encounters with law enforcement, stating they were approached with hostility. 

A few simply urged attendees to stay safe during the demonstrations.

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