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Two Active Members of Anti-semitic Groups Arrested in Chicago

August 23, 1966
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Two agitators belonging to racist and anti-Semitic organizations were arrested here yesterday when they sought to hold rallies without police permits in an effort to exploit the growing racial tension in this city. George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, was, however, granted a permit and spoke to a crowd of almost 1,000 persons for 40 minutes. He urged the organization of a “white guard” to resist integration, and charged that “Jewish money” was financing Negro civil rights demonstrations.

Those arrested in Marquette Park, in the southwestern section of the city, were the Rev. Charles Lynch of the anti-Semitic and anti-Negro National States Rights Party; and Evan Lewis of Akron, Ohio, who appeared in the white robe of the Ku Klux Klan. The Rockwell rally and the arrests took place at the same time as the civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was leading 500 Negroes in a protest march through all-white neighborhoods in other parts of the city. Dr. King and his followers were jeered by white youths, many of whom displayed swastikas.

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