Backlash after cops arrest masked protesters at ANTIFA demonstration near neo-Nazi rally

Barricades, fences going up for Saturday rally

Newnan looks to be ground zero for planned neo-Nazi march Saturday

"State law requires you to remove your masks right now", an officer could be heard warning the crowd in a video."You will do it right now or you will be arrested".

The Anti-Mask Act was used against members of the KKK, who wore white hoods to hide their identities, to try and disrupt their public events in the second half of the 20th century, the Post noted.

A neo-Nazi rally in Newnan, Ga., that celebrated the birthday of Adolph Hitler concluded without violence or property damage on Saturday evening, but 10 counter-protesters were arrested. They demanded the protesters remove their masks or face arrest. The officers reportedly cornered a group of counter-protesters who were wearing masks and arrested about ten people.

As of Sunday night, all the arrested counterprotesters had been released from jail on bail, according to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, which provides financial support to those who get arrested while protesting.

Protesters carrying anti-fascist signs were seen armed with guns. Members of the group typically wear masks to hide their identities from both white supremacist groups and law enforcement. Masks were also one of the items listed as being prohibited during Saturday's rally, according to USA Today.

"We need to round them up and put them in camps if need be", he said.

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Community members had opposed the rally in Newnan and came out to embrace racial unity in the small Georgia town.

The protesters were placed facing down in the street, and the police moved members of the media away from the area and blocked any possible view with vans. During the rally, Heather Heyer, 32, died after white supremacist James Alex Field plowed a auto into a crowd of protesters gathered to oppose the rally.

NEO-NAZIS burned a swastika and raised their arms in salute after a rally in the United States to mark Adolf Hitler's birthday.

"Every citizen has the constitutional right to express their First Amendment freedoms to free speech and protest, but the racist views of neo-Nazis are completely abhorrent", he said. The company acquired a permit last month for the rally, " The New York Times documented.

Their plans called to mind a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., in August that spun out of control, with demonstrators and counterprotesters clashing in the streets.

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