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Neo-Nazis, Anti-Fascists Exchange Shouts In Springfield, Oregon


Springfield Police officers separate protestors on G Street in Springfield outside a home displaying Nazi insignias and other slogans after a group of people staged a counter-rally across the street.

Springfield Police officers separate protestors on G Street in Springfield outside a home displaying Nazi insignias and other slogans after a group of people staged a counter-rally across the street.

Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

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.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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