Oct 15, 2005

All Hell Breaks Loose In North Toledo

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Toledo Police in riot gear march through teargas Left: Toledo Police pursue protesters through tear gas; photo by Isis

Anti-Nazi protesters and police clashed in North Toledo Saturday afternoon. The nexus of the unrest is at the corner of Mulberry (I was turned around when I first typed "Chestnut" - sorry, tear gas makes your brain weird) and Central Avenue.

I will provide more photos and an update as I get a better Internet connection. I dodged chunks of concrete, tear gas cannisters, and percussion grenades, but I am OK and in one piece.

Much more later.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it seems as if the pro-crime anti-white racist subhuman scum showed everybody exactly who they are -- goons and criminals.

Cars were damaged, innocent passers-by assaulted, and rocks were thrown at cars who happened to be driving by.

Yeah, you showed those Nazis exactly who you are. You showed the world that no low is too low for you to sink.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing in, Mr. Bill White.

Lisa Renee said...

I'm glad you are okay, I was starting to worry. I've been watching it on Fox.

BrianMaxson said...

Bill forgot "Buildings set ablaze."

Mike, happy to hear you're well.

Didn't expect this to happen at this level, did you?

historymike said...

Hell no.

I thought there would be some scuffling between protesters and Nazis, plus a few runs at the police.

Worst riot I have ever seen up close, and the crap is still going down.

Quick opinion - the police were WAY too quick with the tear gas, percussion grenades, and charges into the crowd.

They would have been better off by announcing that the Nazis were gone and trying to defuse things, instead of attacking the mobs head on.

IMHO.

Lisa Renee said...

Think it was more like we hoped it wouldn't happen. I was wrong because I predicted the numbers of the NSM right but was way off on the reaction of that neighborhood. Mike was right. Ford just announced an 8 o clock curfew, especially for that area.

Anonymous said...

I think the curfew will make things worse. They ought to just back off.

BrianMaxson said...

Your dealing with politicans, not socialogists.

This is going to continue for a few more days, obviously. And all you're going to hear is "We are doing everything we can to quell this devistaing travisty."

Anonymous said...

I went to Woodward. My Dad lived on Chestnut and had to move because things were so bad there. Why would the city let this happen(let them attempt to march) in the heart of the problem. Scary! I didn't realize things were so bad in my old stumping grounds.

Woman with a Secret said...

Yikes!

Frank said...

Mike, just got home from N. Toledo, spent all morning & day there & have some thoughts on everything...

Anonymous said...

Don't be petty. He didn't hurt anyone. He just stirred the pot.

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Anonymous said...

Stop the name calling! What's wrong with you didn't your mother teach you better! Your not going to get anywhere. All you did was cause alot of people to bad day. Ruined my girlfriend's daughter's homecoming in which she was Central's Queen. Happy now?? I think she'll always rember this.

Anonymous said...

Have a bad day that is... (it's early)

historymike said...

Sorry, Nazis.

My board will remain free from idiocy.

Post somewhere else; your words have caused enough damage to our city.

Hooda Thunkit said...

Mike,
I think that it's safe to say that everyone learned something yesterday, except maybe the Nazis.

I haven't turned the police radio yet this morning, but I hope that cooler heads will prevail today, diffusing this situation.

(Cooler heads on all sides)

Anonymous said...

Bill White five years ago was a gay activist with his boyfriend Luke Kuhn when both were attending the Universit of Maryland trying to stir up shit as an anacrhist. White and Kuhn were very vocal in bashing police for cracking down on public gay behavior in Rock Creek Park in DC.

Today, White tries to pass himself off as a nazi trying to stir up shit. White just wants attention

Anonymous said...

solidarity from boston... what's the word on the arrestees? i hope there's going to be some follow-through of support from the "radical" community?

btw, i got here via a nazi forum, where they were complaining that someone had posted bill white's number. i hope that's not what you took down; he's publicly circulated it himself...

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historymike said...

Sorry - if you want to post racist ignorance, you'll have to get your own website.

Oh wait, you already have one - overthrow.com.

IsisDC said...

I don't know if Luke and Bill were ever really "lovers", but I do know that when Bill left the DC anarchist scene they were all very happy to see him go.

In fact, I believe the statement said by some was something like "maybe when the Nazis get fed up with him, they'll shoot him."

I sort of feel sorry for Bill. I don't think he is a happy and mentally balanced person, and I do believe that everyone on this planet deserves to have a mostly good life while they are here.

As far as Luke goes, DC doesn't have a more dedicated activist than he.

Anonymous said...

Historymike said... "Quick opinion - the police were WAY too quick with the tear gas, percussion grenades, and charges into the crowd."

Oh MIKE and the crimminal thugs weren't to quick to burn and loot the North End of our City? Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?

You talk alot about people being idiots but you seem to be leading the pack! Where is you cross words about the crimminal thugs that were to quick to burn and loot? Only an idiot would say the police were to quick when our tax dollars pay them to protect us from this kind of crimmianl activty. What the hell did you want the police to do? Dance with them to the music of Snoop doggy?

In my opinion I think the national guard should have been called out and deadly force should have been used. That would have sent the message that it will not be tolerated ever again. Or do you think that to harsh but welcome the deadly force used by these thugs when they burned a mans Bar/ apartment down which they lived upstairs, thsuly causing them to flee for their lives.

IMHO that is an attack on my life which is defendable by deadly force! Where is your resoning? The NSM were the peacefull ones!

"They would have been better off by announcing that the Nazis were gone and trying to defuse things, instead of attacking the mobs head on."

You know dammed well that would not have stopped it. As a matter of fact didn't our humble Mayor tell them the NSM were going? Or don't you watch the news? I seen it on the news , why are you making up this ridiculous claim then? Mike you are fabricated the story here. To this end you have lied.

Dick in Toledo