Sunday, October 16, 2005

Toledo Riots and State of Emergency 

A Nazi march was met with a major counter demonstartion taht turned violent. Mayor Ford declared a state of emergency and the city has a 8 pm curfew.

Here's some information on the current situiation.

From what we can gather so far, nazi's came to march in this historic neighborhood because gangs were "terrorizing" whites in the neighborhood. The nazi's quickly absconded after being completely outnumbered and being threatened by the crowd.

Ford thinks the crowd turned on the cops who were protecting the nazis and that the gangs saw this as a "turf" thing. He also believes gangs and other residents were airing "other grievances" but did not go any further.

The images are disturbing, especially when the crowd turned on an ambulance. Ridiculous. I'll try and get some pics up soon.

I'll write more including some analysis tomorrow. Right now I'm angry that the nazi's get what they wanted with the violence. Check out my previous dairy which gives some background on the issue.

Here's an AP Video.

There are a couple of things that bother me about this and I'll analuzeit more later.

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