>> They came in droves. White nationalists and Neo-Nazis gathered in the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville Saturday for what was dubbed as a White Lives Matter rally.>> Hail victory!>> Organized by the Nationalist Front as a demonstration against refugee resettlement in the states.>> We will not be replaced!
>> Scores of counter protestors were separated by a heavy police presence.>> They are pathetic people. They don't represent Tennessee. They're from out of state. They're not even from here.>> The rally was organized by some of the same groups involved in the August Charlottesville rally where one person was killed admit the flare of violence, and although this rally stayed mainly peaceful, there was a clear conflict of opinion.
Tennessee sued the federal government in March saying the state had been unduly forced to pay for refugee re-settlements. A sentiment shared by many these demonstrators.>> We can do better.>> But many on the other side say anti-immigrant legislation criminalizes people of color.>> These white supremacists have been welcomed here by our state lawmakers who have anti-refugee legislation, the anti-immigrant legislation that criminalizes black people, and people of color.
>> The protesters taking a stand in a city that has become home to refugees from Somalia, Iraq, and elsewhere.