Left: NSM's Bill White leads his band of merry Nazis in a chant of "Sieg Heil"
The arrival of neo-Nazis on the west side of Stickney about 10:30 AM on Saturday served as a catalyst for future unrest. Almost immediately the group began to taunt the crowd with racial epithets.
Left: Mark Martin, an NSM operative from Dayton, tells the crowd that they are escaped apes from the zoo
Perhaps the most ominous moments came when über-racist Mark Martin began a series of hystrionic monologues that served no purpose other than agitation of the crowd, much to the delight of the smirking NSM members.
Left: NSM members line up prior to the rally
The Toledo Police successfully kept the crowd in check while the rhetoric grew ever more strident. By 11:35, however, objects began to be tossed toward the visiting Nazis.
Left: Nazis beat a hasty retreat from tossed bottles and rocks
Within minutes, Toledo Police chief Mike Navarre ordered Bill White and his followers out of Toledo. The angry crowd, though they did not know it, had successfully prevented the Nazi march, but the collective anger would soon turn inward.
The photos on this series covering the aborted NSM rally in Toledo were taken by DC photographer Isis, copyright 2005 Isis. You can see more of her work at Yellowcakewalk.net