Plans for a white nationalist rally in Fargo has attracted national attention and local concern. Peter Tefft of Fargo, on KFGO’s News & Views earlier this week, said, “we’re to keep going out there and keep speaking and when I host an event in Fargo, I hope people come out and attend….and I hope police hold up the rule of law.”
Tefft has drawn international attention after he was identified on social media as one of the pro-white protesters at the Charlottesville, Virginia demonstration this past weekend that turned violent.
Tefft’s family has dis-owned him. In an interview with CNN Wednesday, Tefft’s nephew, Jacob Wieber, called for opposition to the possible rally in October. He said Fargo has a sizable progressive anti-fascist movement that should be willing to counter-protest. He said he’d welcome groups including Black Lives Matter to join in the counter-protest.
Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd tells KFGO News the possibility of that type rally and the potential for violence, is concerning. He said police will to contact those involved to make sure they obey the law. Thanks to MNN affiliate KFGO