The Unified Government Commission unanimously passed a resolution against neo-Nazi beliefs on Thursday, Nov. 7, just two days before a neo-Nazi group is scheduled to rally in Kansas City, Mo.
The resolution encourages people to say no to neo-Nazi beliefs, and to state their support for human rights. However, it discourages any physical confrontations or violence. To physically confront them only plays into their hands, according to the resolution.
The neo-Nazi group, National Socialist Movement, is scheduled to hold a rally at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Mo.
A counter-rally has been planned at the same time at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., according to the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights.
El Centro is planning to have a speaker at the counter-rally, according to the IREHR.
The UG resolution passed Nov. 7 asks Wyandotte County residents to morally confront neo-Nazi beliefs through their words and actions, but not to physically confront the neo-Nazis. It states that the UG Commission “strongly and unanimously opposes the hateful racist and anti-Semitic beliefs.”
The neo-Nazi rally was scheduled on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, when 100 Jewish people were murdered, 30,000 sent to concentration camps, hundreds of synagogues were destroyed and thousands of homes and residences of Jewish residents were destroyed.
For an earlier story, see http://www.wyandottedailynews.com/news/ug-commission-to-consider-resolution-against-neo-nazi-belief/.