Sunday, October 16, 2005

Toledo, Ohio, U.S. - A neo-Nazi counter-demonstration involving hundreds of anti-fascists and locals turned into anti-police rioting when the fascists decided to leave town after a quick photo shoot. Rioters turned on police injuring dozens of officers with projectiles. People also overturned and damaged police cars and media vehicles, stores were looted, and one white owned bar, which allegedly refused to serve black patrons was burned down. Police arrested more than 60 demonstrators and attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas, concussion grenades, and officers on horse back. Toledo Mayor Jack Ford ventured into crowds with a number of officers and was met with an onslaught of verbal abuse and a death threat.