White Supremacist Group Holds Conference in Greensboro

A white supremacist group met in central North Carolina at a location kept secret from counter-demonstrators out of concern for possible violence.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that the National Socialist Movement held a regional conference Saturday at a hotel on the city's west side.

The site was kept secret at the request of police, who feared violence if opponents of the movement learned where the group was staying.

The National Socialist Movement drew 50 to 70 people for a meeting meant to train members from Pennsylvania to Florida in recruiting and other growth tactics.

By mid-afternoon, about 200 college students, senior citizens and families with small children gathered on a street corner, saying they wanted to show the neo-Nazi group that they are not welcome in Greensboro.

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