Immigration Law: Nazis March in Phoenix; Riot Breaks Out

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A wild scene in downtown Phoenix over the weekend, as a riot broke out when neo-Nazis tried to march in favor of the state's controversial immigration policies.


Two people were arrested as police had to contend with marchers from the National Socialist Movement and more than a hundred protesters who were against the march. The two men face aggravated assault charges for throwing rocks at police officers.

Police had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters after they started throwing rocks at the marchers and police. Several officers and marchers received minor injuries from the rocks and pepper spray.

"You don't have to like us but you can't throw things," said march organizer JT Ready.

At one point, protesters placed newspaper stands in the street in front of the marchers, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson. He said officers escorted the marchers to the federal courthouse and after several members of the group of marchers made statements. Police later escorted them away.

"Whether we agree with them or not we have to protect the marchers," Thompson said.

Warning: This video contains graphic language.