The Los Angeles Times reports:
A rally of about 40 white supremacists Saturday on the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall drew hundreds of counter-protesters, sparked brawls in which two people were severely beaten and ended with crowds of demonstrators hurling rocks and bottles at police and departing supremacists.
The rally, conducted by the National Socialist Movement, prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to go on tactical alert as counter-protesters from throughout the region flooded into downtown L.A. They included a wide assortment of African American, Jewish, Latino, immigrants-rights and anarchist groups.
A report published on the Nazi group’s website denounced the “hate groups” that had assembled to protest their action and stated:
This location was selected because of Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council`s refusal to follow U.S. laws concerning illegal immigration, and Los Angeles status as a Sanctuary City for illegal aliens. L.A. was also selected because Southern California is literally the front lines of this fight against the invading menace of Third World aliens, which in turn has resulted in the White Minority in the area to feel like foreigners in their own land.