September 21, 2009, Kensington, MD- A protest of concerned anti-racist activists and neighbors gathered to protest and bring public awareness to a evening get together of the white collar racist organization Council of Conservative Citizens, or C of CC. At this white power soirée was scheduled to speak; Canadian neo-nazi activist Paul Fromm, who most recently organized a skinhead rally in Calgary that turned into a violent brawl between the neo-nazi gang Aryan Guard and local anti-fascists. In the Northeast, C of CC events are regularly cancelled or shut down by venues that are alerted to the true nature of the event that they are about to host; the C of CC either lies outright or otherwise conceals the true nature of their events. Due to this, tonight’s event was held at the home of owner of Peak Construction and Barnes Review contributor Mr. Peter Papaheraklis.
Members of Mr. Papaheraklis’ middle-class, suburban neighborhood also turned out to voice their opposition to this event. Most notable was the presence of three members of the violent neo-nazi skinhead gang Maryland State Skinheads. Also present was Stormfront contributer Wendy Murphy and a man who, after claiming the holocaust was a hoax and that communism is a Jewish plot, identified himself as a national socialist. Despite a spirited presence by protesters, no physical altercations occurred.
Routinely hosting racist speakers and supporting racist events, the C of CC sparks protests wherever it goes. Last year, the C of CC sponsored a speaking tour by notorious holocaust denier David Irving. The group also maintains associations with David Duke, Jared Taylor– whose American Renaissance group is listed as a terrorist organization by the state of Virginia. What separates the C of CC from other run-of-the-mill hate groups is their close associations with mainstream politics. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour spoke at a C of CC rally, former Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi spoke at C of CC events five times and numerous other mainstream political figures from other states have attended or spoken at C of CC events.
Chalk this up as yet another C of CC event that didn’t go off without a hitch.