Rally in solidarity with Jewish community held in Whitefish, Montana
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Rally in solidarity with Jewish community held in Whitefish, Montana

Hundreds turn out for gathering ahead of planned armed neo-Nazi march designed to harass members of community

Richard Spencer, the self-styled leader of the so-called alt-right movement, speaks at Texas A&M University on December 6, 2016. (Screenshot)
Richard Spencer, the self-styled leader of the so-called alt-right movement, speaks at Texas A&M University on December 6, 2016. (Screenshot)

A rally was held in Whitefish, Montana, to show solidarity with the Jewish community, which has been targeted by a neo-Nazi website.

The rally Saturday was sponsored by the Love Not Hate organization, which the Daily Stormer has accused of threatening white supremacist leader Richard Spencer’s mother, who lives in the town along with him.

Several hundred people reportedly turned out for the rally — billed as a block party — in sub-zero degree weather, according to Montana Public Radio. The rally included speeches from city and faith leaders, local singers and storytellers, according to the report.

“This is indeed a community where the voices that speak love and acceptance are so many more numerous than those that speak for hate and division,” Jessica Loti Leferrier, a Love Not Hate rally organizer, told Montana Public Radio.

The neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, said last week that it had filed the paperwork for an armed neo-Nazi march designed to harass the Montana Jewish community of Whitefish.

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