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Police use tear gas to control protesters

Nov. 14, 2010 at 7:57 AM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper spray to control a crowd protesting a demonstration by neo-Nazis in downtown Phoenix, officials said.

Members of the National Socialist Movement gathered in front of the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Court Building Saturday to protest a federal judge's ruling weakening Arizona's tough immigration bill, KSAZ-TV, Phoenix, reported.

About 100 counter-demonstrators started heckling the neo-Nazi group and police took action when the counter-demonstrators surrounded NSM members.

There were two arrests, the Fox TV affiliate reported.

The NSM is the largest neo-Nazi group in the United States and has been protesting illegal immigration in Arizona since November 2009, the report said.

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