Leith, North Dakota is a small town with only 24 residents. Recently, the town has been targeted for takeover by a group of neo-Nazis, who are trying to make it a haven for white supremacists. According to NPR, white supremacist Craig Cobb has already purchased 12 properties, and has given most of them to other white supremacists. Cobb has said he wants to fly flags of the “formerly white nations of Europe” over the town:
“It would be extraordinarily beautiful when people enter the town, particularly at night,” Cobb says. “We will probably have the National Socialist hunting flag with stag horns and a very small swastika in the center — very discreet.”
This past weekend, he invited members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the country’s biggest white supremacist groups, to visit the town. The neo-Nazis were met by hundred of Native American and anti-Fascist protestors. You can see lots of images from the protests here and here. While the attempted neo-Nazi takeover is beyond disgusting, it’s inspiring to see people standing up to this hate. My favorite image from the protests is the one above, of a group of Lakota grandmothers who apparently captured one of Cobb’s precious flags. Talk about badass women!