North Dakota town unhappy with plans for large white supremacist rally

5:23 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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LEITH, North Dakota (KFYR)--  Life in Leith, North Dakota seemed to be going back to normal after the initial shock that a white supremacist had moved into the tiny town. However, residents were shaken up again Thursday when they learned that a national white supremacist group will be paying the town a visit.

Members of the National Socialist Movement, along with its Commander Jeff Schoep, plan to come to Leith on September 22nd and 23rd, according to a press release. The NSM is one of the largest neo-nazi groups in the nation.

"We've talked about a year in general for all of these groups to coalesce here," says Craig Cobb, a white supremacist living in Leith.

The group is coming to Leith to look at property it received from Cobb, as well as to assist in putting up NSM flags, according to the press release. Cobb is not a member of NSM, but he does support some of their ideas.

The residents and Mayor of Leith are unsure of what to do in response to the visit.

"We'll probably have to hold another town meeting to see what we can do and get a hold of some more people and get their opinion on it before we make any decisions," Mayor Ryan Schock says. "I don't know if it's right or wrong, I guess."


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