Posts tagged: Leith
A blog, Not In Our Town, has started to raise awareness and support for the residents of Leith, N.D., who are fighting an attempted takeover of their town by a white supremacist. You can read more here.
On Saturday, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations sent the following open letter to the 22 residents of Leith, N.D., and all other North Dakotans (in wake of the attempt by a white supremacist from Canada to establish a racist stronghold in Leith):
“The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Board of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, stands in solidarity with the good residents of Leith. We praise you for your courageous determination to oppose the message of hate and those who promote white supremacy. You are doing exactly what all communities should do and that is never remain silent in the face of hate. We have spent 32 years opposing the doctrines and activities of the neo-Nazis and other extremists’ movements and thus we stand shoulder to shoulder with you and ask all the good people of North Dakota to do the same.”
Question: Are you concerned re: the attempt by a white supremacist to take over the small North Dakota town of Leith?
Craig Cobb address supporters inside the Leith Town Hall in Leith N.D. on Sunday. Cobb, a white supremacist originally from Canada, has purchased many lots in the tiny town. Several hundred people showed up to protest against Cobb and his supporters on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bismarck Tribune, Will Kincaid)
The people of Leith, North Dakota, hoped for a peaceful Sunday night after hundreds came to protest the arrival of white supremacists in the tiny western north Dakota town. The big surprise today? A sea of law enforcement officers who locked down the town and stood between those yelling at each other. The day started peacefully on the sleepy and Sunday morning in Leith. Farm work ceased hours before any trouble was expected, as the state patrol and deputies from four departments set up a command post and shut down all entrances to Leith. Troopers guarded even the smallest field roads into town. The proactive plan worked. Shortly after noon, those protesting the presence of white supremacists in Leith arrived, and the unrest began/ABC News 7. More here.
Question: Do you think supremacists have lost interest in North Idaho?