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By Warren Rojas Posted at 3:29 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2012
A week that started with the celebration of the Jewish New Year will evidently come to a close Saturday with a neo-Nazi rally converging a stone’s throw from the Capitol.
Morris Gulett, the self-described “world leader” of Aryan Nations tells HOH that 40-60 members of his segregationist society are expected to amass at Lincoln Park and then march to Union Square (opposite the Reflecting Pool) in order to protest the treatment of white farmers in post-apartheid South Africa.
The rally is being coordinated by Maryland-based separatist Mark Ledbetter and will feature guest speakers Monica Stone, a sympathetic South African national, and Ryan Mullins, a ranking member of Aryan Nations from Tennessee.
Gulett will not be present for the program, which he suggested should last about an hour once everyone congregates in front of the Capitol. But he did say supporters could come pouring in from as far as Idaho.
(No word if any Illinois Nazis might be making the pilgrimage.)
Saturday’s march is the first in a series of anticipated demonstrations, including a prospective stop at the U.S. embassy in Pretoria on Tuesday and a possible return trip to Washington ahead of the November elections.
“We might do something again later on,” Gulett stated.
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Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call, having previously worked as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and also as a tax reporter for Tax Notes. @WARojas
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