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Rockwell’s ‘hate Bus’ Forced in New Orleans to Cover Up Hate Slogans

The “hate bus” carrying about a dozen members of the American Nazi Party met with stern warnings here and in Montgomery by the local police against staging any anti-Jewish and anti-Negro demonstrations. They were also ordered here last night upon their reaching New Orleans to cover up the anti-Jewish and anti-Negro hate signs painted on their bus.

Police Captain T.H. Troxclair halted the bus at the city outskirts and told the driver “you are not to move a wheel until you cover every one of those signs.” The management of a motel here turned the Rockwellites away and refused to permit them to stay overnight in his place.

Seven carloads of Federal officers surrounded the “hate bus” when it entered Montgomery yesterday. Montgomery police commissioner L.B. Sullivan ordered a ban on plans of the troopers to stage an anti-Semitic demonstration. He also instructed Montgomery police to cooperate with Federal officers in forcing the bus to leave Montgomery. Commissioner Sullivan said the Rockwell group was handled “the same as any agitating group. They are not welcome. We don’t want them.”

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