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Rockwell Booed Out of Lewisburg, PA

Feb. 4, 1962 - George Lincoln Rockwell (pictured), head of the American Nazi party, told a jeering crowd today that he had the right to make a speech anywhere and any time. He arrived in Lewisburg, Pa., with nine associates and dared local and state policemen to arrest him. Before a crowd of several thousand, mostly Bucknell University students, he began a speech that was interrupted by boos and cries of “Go home!” As the boos mounted, he suddenly declared, “There’s no use trying to make a speech here.” He and his followers left in two cars. “There is just one difference between where I stand here and Soviet Russia,” he said. “And that is I can stand here and speak. And thank God for that.”

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