Photo by Dena Lake

TCNJ students join the fight against neo-Nazis in Trenton

If April 13 belonged to the students of Rutgers University who initiated a statewide day of action against budget cuts (see my previous post), three days later, it was students from The College of New Jersey taking to the streets, this time to protest the presence of Nazis in downtown Trenton.

Behind a barricade of concrete blocks and rows of state troopers stood the roughly 30-50 neo-Nazis, members of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement, which claims to be the largest neo-Nazi organization in the U.S. On the other side were a multiracial crowd of 300 protesters, chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, Nazi scum have got to go!” and “Don’t give in to racist fear, immigrants are welcome here!”

And it was the spirited, angry, and coordinated chanting by a contingent of TCNJ students Continue reading