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Neo-Nazis rally on Hanukkah at Riverside synagogue

RIVERSIDE — Congregants at a Southern California synagogue were met by a group of neo-Nazis waving swastika flags on the last night of Hanukkah.

Rabbi Suzanne Singer says Friday's demonstration at Temple Beth El in Riverside was the third at the temple in recent months.

There were fewer than a dozen protesters at the site. Police were called but there were no incidents or arrests and the services went on as planned.

In October in Riverside, a scuffle broke out and punches were exchanged between about 20 Neo-Nazis rallying against illegal immigration and about two dozen counter-protestors near a Home Depot store where day laborers often gather. One man was arrested. A similar rally was held a month earlier.

Singer says members of her congregation have been among the counter-protestors at those rallies.


Information from: Los Angeles Time

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