ORLANDO, Fla. – Violence broke out and police made a handful of arrests at a neo-Nazi rally Saturday before a planned march through a predominantly black neighborhood.
Police hauled away at least five people in handcuffs after a fistfight broke out between supporters of the National Socialist Movement and counter-demonstrators who were voicing their displeasure with the group's anti-minority message.
It was not immediately clear to which groups those arrested belonged.
More than 300 law enforcement officers were on the scene. Some officers patrolled with K-9 units and on horses, while police helicopters circled above the march route.
In October, the same neo-Nazi group gathered in Toledo, Ohio, for a march they said was intended to protest gangs and rising crime. The situation turned into a riot in which businesses were burned and looted and bricks were thrown at police.