Leith, North Dakota is a small town in which an alleged-small group of neo-Nazi white supremacists are threatening to taking over the town, according to a Yahoo! Report filed on Sunday.
Steve Bay, Grant County’s sheriff, is prepared for a disruption to ensue between the supremacist group and the small town’s protesters who do not want their town becoming a home for the members of the United States National Movement – as the white supremacists’ group calls itself. The U.S. National Movement is determined to turn Leith from disintegrated to a white-only town.
The group is reportedly the United States’ largest neo-Nazi organization. Craig Cobb, a white supremacist activist, has been buying properties in the town and asking his ilk to move in to set up their community – the community which is being referred to as “Pioneer Little Europe.” Cobb has asserted that he has many offers to buy land from people who believe – like him – that white people should not be punished for wanting to live near each other. He says that it is fine when all the other minorities do it, but not for white people. He claims that if a white person merely speaks about it, they are defamed in the United States.
Jeff Schoep, the white supremacist group’s leader, calls the group’s visit to Leith on Sunday and Monday an act of good will and faith while acknowledging that the town’s people and the media are divided on the issue. He stated that his group has every intention of legally assuming control of the local government. He went on to say that the visitors will be inspecting new property, raising ceremonial flab poles, and holding a town meeting and news conference.
The protests have been planned to be peaceful, demonstrating that those opposed are against hatred, violence, and prejudice. A group called UnityND is an anti-racism group that is leading the “fight against racism” while Schoep’s group is there.
The town of Leith only has about 20 residents in Grand County – a county which has 97 percent white residents.