Protestors Picket AmRen Conference

Josh Arntz, The Tennessean, April 5, 2013

“1-2-3-4. Don’t go in that hotel door. 5-6-7-8. We don’t want no fascist state,” protestors shouted Friday afternoon.

A handful of protestors picketed the annual American Renaissance conference Friday afternoon at the Montgomery Bell State Park inn and conference center.

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Montgomery Bell State Park is hosting AmRen’s annual conference this weekend for a second consecutive year.

Four protestors with the Coalition to Shut Down AmRen, and two picketers with the Anti-Nazi Klan Coalition chanted against AmRen’s views Friday afternoon outside the park inn. They also displayed placards remonstrating fascism and racism.

“AmRen, AmRen. Rich and rude. We don’t like your attitude,” shouted Coalition to Shut Down AmRen protestors.

Park rangers stood vigil in front of the inn to keep the peace. The rangers warned a young demonstrator not to use profanity after he flipped off a man taking his photograph.

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[Editor’s Note: Photos of the protesters are available at the original article link below and here.]

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