Local self-professed neo-Nazi Jimmy Marr and about eight of his supporters exchanged taunts and slogans Monday night with 30 to 40 “Antifa” counterdemonstrators, who squared off on opposite sides of G Street in Springfield.
“Antifa” is short for antifascist.
The confrontation began about 7 p.m. after news of a planned neo-Nazi meeting at Marr’s house had been circulated widely on social media.
In October, Marr pleaded “no contest” to a disorderly conduct charge after he blared a pro-hate message from atop his roof during an anti-hate rally at nearby Willamalane Park. City prosecutors reached a “diversion” deal with Marr, in which the criminal charge would be dropped if he avoided breaking the law for six months.
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