Face to Face in the Streets of York
by Victor Gerhard
Downtown York, Pennsylvania, was the scene this past Saturday, January 12, 2002, of a wild, chaotic confrontation between approximately 200 members of various pro-White groups against a disorganized but vicious opposition of over 300 people representing almost every known variety of social, pathological and biological deviance.
CNN's hourly television report headlined the event, reporting 25 arrests and some property damage. Missing from that version was the atmosphere of menacing violence that was present almost every moment, police mistreatment of pro-White group members, the bricks and bolts thrown by the opposition, and the physical confrontations constantly attempted by the opposition finally culminating in a brief but intense melée. The police presence was immense, from entire squads of riot troops in many locations, along with many manned barricades, six horse troopers who had no hesitation in charging into crowds of people, rooftop observers with binoculars (and reportedly rifles), a constantly hovering helicopter and all types of vehicles. Also missing from CNN was the fact that in the face of opposition from almost every powerful group in America and their gutter armies White Power triumphed in the streets of York.
It started with a room reservation...
Last year the city of York dredged up some old allegations concerning a race riot that happened in 1969. Some Whites, including the just-elected mayor, were charged with crimes in a blatant attempt to seize power by local leftist pressure groups. Today's racial climate is such that the results of any trial will be affected mainly by fear of black riots, terrorism and Jewish media pressure rather than justice.
The genesis of the York assembly was the paid reservation of a room at the Martin Library in York by World Church of the Creator (WCTC) member Michael Cook. The room was reserved for WCTC leader Matt Hale to come to York and give a speech to members. The event quickly got media attention and also attracted the interest of the rest of the increasingly radical and street-oriented pro-White movement. Billy Roper of the National Alliance was added as a scheduled speaker and both the NA and the Eastern Hammerskins were added as sponsors of the meeting. All three organizations promoted the event, as did Vanguard News Network. The goal was 80 attendees, which would fill all seats in the meeting room; the result was 200 pro-White activists from a wide array of groups.
Besides the WCTC, Eastern Hammerskins and the National Alliance, there were also unaffiliated Skinheads, other unaffiliated individuals and even several bikers in attendance.
Disorder begins with police tricks...
The day was incredibly chaotic, but not because of any lack of preparation by the pro-White groups (Whites). Well before the event there was an arrangement made for parking to be provided in an enclosed garage. When the Whites also inquired about hiring security guards to watch their cars the police told them that the police themselves would watch the cars. The police also knew the schedule for the day.
Coming into York, bands of black-masked, black-flagged self-styled anarchists could be seen roaming the back streets and alleys around the library, looking for trouble.
The first Whites arrived in York to find the parking garage had been barricaded by the police, forcing them to park in public lots or on the streets. Several National Alliance members immediately had their cars attacked and windows broken by the black-masked troublemakers upon their arrival. The police had also barricaded Martin Street. The police were stationed in front of the library, and their position was further barricaded on both sides, which split the street in two. As Whites arrived for the meeting, the police had effectively already split them into two groups, allowing no one to walk across the police position. Dividing the Whites would be the police strategy the entire afternoon. The meeting was scheduled to start at 12:00 noon, and there were FOUR entrances set up, dividing members into four widely-separate groups. If they did not get on four separate lines it would enable the expected anti-White forces to crowd into the meeting.
So the four entrances did a lot to create the initial confusion, with Whites not sure of the number of their members getting into the meeting. Another devious police tactic was to try and stop anyone from bringing a cell phone into the library, to prevent communication with members outside. Further, the police diabolically barred National Alliance leader Billy Roper from entering, telling him first he was not on the list to be allowed in, then saying they would allow him to enter last, then finally saying the room was full and he could not enter. However, the police were suddenly faced with a problem. About 80 Whites had made it inside, but there was now a combined group of about 70 Whites still on Martin Street, with no intention of leaving. About 50 counter-demonstrators (CDs) were across the street on the other side of a line of cops in riot gear.
Soon a cop with the grandiose title of Community Relations Officer came sliding up to Roper. All cleverness, this guy told Roper that Roper would be allowed into the meeting if he ordered all the other Whites to leave. The police had deliberately denied a Roper access to the library so they could be use this trick to get rid of the Whites. The officer oozed about how he had gone to great lengths to arrange this wonderful deal and how Roper now owed him his cooperation. All this would be unconstitutional if done to a Jew-backed group but there are apparently no rules for police anymore where Whites are concerned. One White loudly said that Roper should go back to the cop and tell him either he got in or the Whites would wreck the city. Of course, there was a news camera a few feet away (apparently I got a little excited). To his credit, Roper refused the Hobson's choice and stayed outside.
Many of the rank-and-file cops appeared far more sympathetic to our cause than their bosses who were calling the shots.
Counter-demonstrators at library...
Across the street the CDs appeared to be the usual combination of Jews, wiggers and blacks -- with a contingent of preaching Christians for a refreshing change of pace. The black-masked anarchists were missing however. At one point the Christians made a human chain down the street, symbolizing a bunch of people holding hands. One Christian really got going, preaching to the Whites that they were violating God's word. The Christians believed their act would somehow be new to the Whites instead of the stale, decades-old flea circus that it was. One White yelled out to the preacher, "We know Adam and Eve were White; ever try to take a rib from a nigger?"
Some of the Christians and ARA-type punks came across the street and started talking to the Whites, believing they could say something that 40 years of Jew propaganda had missed. One blonde, blue-eyed girl was especially naÏve. When she tried to tell Whites how there was only one race - the human race, she was told, amongst other things, that every single one of her ancestors had been a racist, marrying only Whites. She made a frowny face, apparently wishing there was a monkey somewhere in her family tree. It must be tough to be the poster girl for everything you claim to despise.
Of course no pro-White people were allowed to cross over to the other side of the street. One man, who could be called a nigger but that would be a step up, stood so blatantly in the midst of the activists that he was mistaken for a plainclothes cop. He finally showed his true colors when something happened to switch him to violence mode, possibly a falling leaf. He began pointing to one skinhead, saying that the skinhead would be the first to go down if fighting broke out. He then walked away, but not before blowing a kiss at his target. This is modern black behavior, based on their sacred communal passage-to-manhood ceremony, that is, a prison term. Violence is their answer to every problem they face and they now follow up prison violence with the rape of their victim. Ah, the noble savage.
There were 80 Whites in the library and about 70 out front; suddenly Roper was informed that a group of about 50 skinheads was surrounded and possibly in trouble a few blocks away, on the other side of the library. After a brief discussion, the Whites circled the wagons and all 70 set out toward Queen Street, the police shadowing every move. The situation would soon closely resemble the scenes in Mark Bowen's book on the Battle of Mogadishu - Blackhawk Down.
Cutting up Mason Alley the Whites could see in the distance what appeared to be Africa. Apparently what had happened was that the counter-event the anti-White groups were holding at the Crispus Attucks center had ended and a massive mob of blacks had left the center and run into the skinheads who were waiting at one of the library entrances. The black-masked anarchists had congregated there as well, having scuffled with the skinheads as the skinheads marched from the parking lot to the library back entrance. The skinheads were in a tight group, with five large flags flying, including the Nazi Battle Flag. Across the street the blacks were acting like, well, blacks - hooting, hollering and gesturing. There was a huge police presence, with six horsemen and many cops in riot gear down the middle of the street. Cops were on the highest rooftops also, in sniper position, watching with binoculars. A helicopter hovered overhead.
As the 70 activists started to come out of the alley onto Queen Street to join up with the skinheads, the police cut them off with shields and horses. Trapped half in and half out of the alley the Whites were in a precarious position. The cops were preventing any movement and any link up with the 50 skinheads, while the black-masked anarchists and blacks were coming in closer and closer. Many CDs circled some buildings and came up behind the Whites in the alley. Only a few feet from the Whites on the corner anarchists were yelling threats and pushing the police line back. Bricks, bolts, golf balls and other projectiles started to sail over the cops and fall onto the Whites. The cops stopping the Whites from moving were asked where the Whites were expected to go. There was no answer. The cops were holding the Whites in place for the mob to attack as two separate groups. While the Whites were making no attempts to break through the police lines, there soon would be no option.
One pregnant White woman told the police that they should arrest the people throwing bricks. If you didn't want trouble, you shouldn't have come, sneered the cop.
Finally, several people told the cops that either they let all the Whites join up on Queen Street or a riot was clearly going to break out. The cops relented and the 70 Whites from the library finally linked up with the 50 flag-waving skinheads, securing one side of Queen Street with enough force to discourage any attacks by the blacks and anarchists besides projectiles. It was at this point that the cops started arresting the throwers, hauling them away even as their masked comrades tried to unarrest them by jumping the cops. The anarchists publicize this unarrest method on their websites - this is the reason they dress alike - so the escaping arrestee can blend into their crowd. For some reason, these websites have never been banned.
As the black-masked anarchists backed away, the Whites started chanting, take off the masks, take off the masks. A few abashed Marxists did just that. For a few seconds the Whites could only stare in shock, the true reason for the masks finally revealed. In desperation a chant began, put on the masks, put on the masks. All present vowed never to make the same mistake again.
Of course it was an amazing coincidence that the counter-event took place at the Crispus Attucks Center. As you know, Attucks was the first black in North America to be killed while rioting. As historians have documented Attucks was shot by Redcoats while looting Ye Olde Food Shoppe, a fried chicken in one hand and a bottle of ale in the other. He has become the black Patron Saint of Rioting and was awarded an entire day of Kwanzaa in memory of his groundbreaking law breaking.
Battle in the alley...
The Whites held this position for about half an hour. Then, communicating by cell phone with the Whites in the library, they heard the meeting was about to end. The cops had announced that the people in the meeting would be allowed out only four at a time onto Martin Street, the better for them to be massacred. Therefore it was decided that some Whites would proceed back to the library to stand guard as the Whites exited the library, while those whose cars were parked in the lot bordering the middle of Mason Alley would take the opportunity to get their cars out while they still could.
The minute the Whites began to move back down the alley the CD scum exploded. The blacks started to close in, and in the background one could see black flags flying as the anarchists ran to circle around some buildings and try their standard attack against the side of the White line. About a quarter of the White marchers were in the alley, and some police, when the anarchists charged across a lawn straight at the Whites. Seeing the anarchists start to charge, the skinheads present burst ahead to smash them. In a violent clash lasting only a few seconds the anarchists were beaten and thrown back. More cops ran down the alley and waded into the melée. The sound of wooden batons crashing down on the backs and sides of the anarchists could be heard 50 feet away. The horsemen rode into the mix and just like that the conflict was over. All the CDs of every type melted away. It should be noted that the cops quite properly concentrated their batons on the anarchists.
One skinhead had been hit hard in the head with a thrown brick and was bleeding. He quickly shook it off. There were several other minor injuries.
About 30 Whites went back to the library, and after some jerking around by the cops, finally were allowed near the door where the people who heard Matt Hale speak would come out. These Whites all trickled out and most then headed off together towards the parking areas. A number of cars had been vandalized, with windows broken and paint scratched.
White activist Rick Desper wasn't so lucky. When he tried to get out of range of a bunch of anarchists, they blocked his car in, breaking windows and spraying in mace. The anarchists attempted to climb in his car through the broken windows and Desper's nose was broken in the incident. The police arrested Desper, alleging he hit the anarchists with his car. He has been charged with FOUR felony assaults, including one against a policeman who also claimed to be hit. His bail was set at $25,000. But his comrades passed the hat and collected the necessary non-refundable 5% to bail him out. Please contribute to his legal defense by PayPal at www.tightrope.cc, or mail payments of cash, check or money-order made out to Rick Desper to Victor Gerhard, P.O. Box 350, Hillsboro, WV 24946. Send as much as you can - we have to prevent this extreme miscarriage of justice.
Besides CNN the event was also in the L.A. Times and in Monday's USA Today. Of course the USA Today photo used was one that made it appear Whites attacked the anarchists. Out of 25 people arrested only two were Whites.
As a strange aside, the anarchists attacked two men who just happened to be driving through downtown York, smashing their windshield and injuring one man. Apparently one of the men was bald and that was close enough to a skinhead for the black dirt.
At one point in the afternoon, one of the so-called anarchists yelled at the White ranks, "You're puppets!" Really an amazing claim by what must be a college freshman majoring in political science. His Jew professors must have told him that Whites represent the System, and therefore pro-White demonstrators have been fooled by Establishment propaganda. Never having heard any other explanation of power politics, he believed it without question. Calling yourself an anarchist is apparently the cool thing to do in college these days; and black is so chic. Of course, these people don't know what anarchism means. Anarchists, according to my political science dictionary (and gee whiz, my political science degree), are those who protest against the rule of the State. They believe society would be better ordered by people controlling themselves; hence they tend to advocate the superiority of a community or group over the State. Anti-racism has no part in the history of anarchism; in fact Whites' desire to live separate and apart from other groups hardly seems to violate anarchist theory.
In contrast, our little black-masked friends are doing exactly what every powerful group in the country, including the Federal Government, wants them to do. The addresses of the arrested people show these anarchists are a bunch of spoiled suburban kids, still living at home, rather than the working-class Ninjas they imagine themselves to be. These weak, gutless cowards choose to go after the one group in America that they can attack without reprisal of any sort - pro-White activists. Action against absolutely any other group would result in their immediate and prolonged imprisonment. As the Federal Government today seizes vast and illegal powers that will be used to crush any opposition to its rule, these anarchists choose to attack small groups of Whites who are protesting against the government! Fools, cowards, and black-masked clowns; you are the true puppets of the Ruling Elite.