10 Arrested at Supremacist Rally

The Associated Press/July 5, 2000

Morristown, N.J. -- Dueling demonstrations of white supremacists and their opponents resulted in 10 arrests but no clashes at a Fourth of July rally.

A handful of members of the Nationalist Movement marched Tuesday near the Morris County Courthouse, then gave speeches calling for an end to affirmative action programs. Their banner read, "America arise, destroy minority tyranny."

More than 300 people, a mix of white, black and Hispanic, held their own protest nearby chanting "Death to fascists" and "Stop racism now."

All of those arrested were from the larger crowd, but most were peaceful as Nationalist leader Richard Barrett and others gave speeches that were heard mainly by law officers and reporters.

Raised in East Orange and a graduate of Rutgers University, Barrett, 56, said he chose Morristown because the town played host to George Washington and the Continental Army for two winters during the Revolutionary War.

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