Hundreds protest white supremacists' move to Oregon

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by KGW and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 26 at 3:06 PM

CANYON CITY, Ore. -- Grant County residents packed a community hall in Canyon City to voice fears that a white supremacist from Idaho may go ahead with his plan to move to nearby John Day.

About 200 people were turned away from the Canyon City community center on Friday because fire laws limited attendance to 300. Another 300 people watched the meeting as it was streamed live on the Internet.

A second community meeting was planned for Friday evening.

A white supremacist from Idaho said last week that he wants to buy property in John Day to create a national headquarters for the Aryan Nations.

 

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