Police: 4 arrests made during white nationalist rally, counter protest in Philadelphia

John McDevitt
November 17, 2018 - 7:06 pm

John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Separated by Market Street and a slew of police, hundreds gathered to protest a white nationalist rally in Old City.

Although there were confrontations with police and some arrests, many people in the counter demonstration wanted to make their point clear -- that the group across the street was not welcomed in Philadelphia.

"Philadelphia doesn't put up with that crap over there with racism with fascism,” one of the counter protestors said.

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Another woman went on to to say that she was not surprised at the large turnout outside of the Independence Visitor Center.

"I'm not surprised,” she explained. “I feel that Philly and people in general are fed up with people like them [white nationalists> disposing hate. They have every right to be here. I just want to show them that they can be here, but we aren't listening to you."

According to authorities, among those arrested was a 23-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a Philadelphia Police captain.

That officer was taken to an area hospital, but chose to not seek medical attention.

Members of the white nationalist rally were not accessible to anyone, including members of the media.