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Nazi skinheads disrupt punk concert - riot ensues

by Punk’s Not Dead Monday, Mar. 06, 2006 at 6:55 PM

“Several people said fighting broke out after a group of skinheads began shouting ‘White Power’"

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Mainstream corporate press accounts tell of "violence erupting" at the long awaited "British Invasion 2k6" concert at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. The Associate Press wrote a report on the disturbance that has been picked up and published around the world, but the AP made no mention of what apparently set the whole riot off. The AP report simply said; “The rioting started at 8 p.m. Saturday (0400 GMT Sunday) at the ‘British Invasion 2K6’ show at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino when police responded to a report of a stabbing inside the concert area, police spokesman Sgt. Rick Lindsey said.”

The Daily Bulletin, a local San Bernardino newspaper, published a report that shed some light on the matter. Staff writers Selicia Kennedy-Ross and Gina Tenorio reported that “Several people said fighting broke out after a group of skinheads began shouting ‘White Power’ during the concert.”

Punk rockers have historically opposed fascist groups and their ideology, from the 1977 UK “Rock Against Racism” concerts played by the Clash and other punks, to the present day efforts of a whole new crop of anti-racist/anti-fascist bands like Total Chaos and Naked Aggression (who appeared at the British Invasion 2k6 concert.) Back in the 1980’s the Dead Kennedys wrote “Nazi Punks F**k Off,” a song addressing the problem of fascists attempting to infiltrate the punk movement, and the problem persists today.

At the San Bernardino “British Invasion 2k6” show, concert goers had paid at the door to attend the concert. What they found in the venue was a gaggle of jack-booted storm trooper provocateurs chanting “White Power.” Undoubtedly, the nazi goons felt their turf had been invaded, as they have been organizing in the San Bernardino area for some time. The Inland Empire, comprised of San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Menifee, Murietta, and the High Desert, has been plagued by organized white supremacist groups - with fascist skinheads playing a key role in hate crimes. The Anti Defamation League reports that one nazi outfit headquartered in San Bernardino County, Volksfront, “distributes hate literature and organizes racist events and concerts.” A brief history of recent fascist skinhead organizing and terror in San Bernardino County is outlined in “Spreading Web of Intolerance,” an article written by Joe Nelson and published in the Daily Bulletin Feb. 10th, 2006 (you can read the informative report here: http://www.rickross.com/reference/skinheads/skinheads60.html )

Undeniably, the presence of fascist skinheads at the British Invasion show was the core reason for the violence. Their very presence was a provocation, and their chanting of racist slogans no doubt infuriated anti-racist punks who had gathered to see some terrific anti-fascist bands. Whether it was the fury of punk rockers aimed at the Hitler loving skinheads, or the hate mongering skins who unleashed the violence is beside the point - whenever you have bona fide nazis in your midst there is going to be trouble. It is unclear at this point who was stabbed and beaten at the concert, but my bet is on the nazi skins as the instigators.

Daily Bulletin article:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3570769

Official website for the British Invasion concert:

http://www.britishinvasion.us/

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Think a nazi got the blade noone Monday, Mar. 06, 2006 at 10:24 PM
police truck and kill the poor Hex Monday, Mar. 06, 2006 at 11:26 PM
SOS involved PhunkyPunx Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 12:32 AM
Nazis Out! the people united Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 3:46 AM
non-racists non-racists Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 4:06 AM
"Suppose they were not nazi wannabes" Hex Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 4:33 AM
look at it historically John Brown Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 4:59 AM
police didn't help JonhyO Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 5:35 AM
well, shouting nazi slogans John Brown Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 6:19 AM
Punks and Skins Pedro_Muerte Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 6:31 PM
"boots and fists" give 'em what they deserve Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 6:45 PM
POLICE WORSENED THE SITUATION Drop Dead Fed Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 6:46 PM
Everyone has it wrong! AudioMan Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2006 at 10:47 PM
PUNK ROCK CHAOS TONY VOLTAGE (USA) Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 12:43 AM
Finally someone gets it CAMEON Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 1:50 AM
RIOT RIOT!!! Mike **** Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 2:51 AM
RE: Finally someone gets it YouAllMakeMeSick Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 4:09 AM
skinheads sofia Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 4:42 AM
stabbing dizzy Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 8:24 AM
why do racists show up Nick Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 5:54 PM
give 'em what they deserve pull 'em up Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 7:02 PM
It All Could Have Been Avoided nomi Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 8:16 PM
To Dizzy somedumbgirl Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 11:57 PM
to somedumbgirl dizzy Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 12:19 AM
it was the fucking pigs schyler wessels Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 5:16 AM
it was all f***ed up aber Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 6:33 PM
police brutality robert c Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 6:36 PM
this whole thing was messed up saltine Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 11:48 PM
programmer themightyowl Friday, Mar. 10, 2006 at 12:05 AM
dizzy mike Friday, Mar. 10, 2006 at 5:30 PM
Skins Mike Scum Friday, Mar. 10, 2006 at 7:31 PM
the articles all wrong!!! Jeanette W-L Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006 at 7:38 PM
NOT ALL SKIN ARE NAZIS ? Monday, Mar. 13, 2006 at 4:41 AM
Haha Alright Mike Scum Monday, Mar. 13, 2006 at 7:29 PM
'resounding lack of intelligence' Tell me about it Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006 at 3:53 PM
Poor Grandpa Mike Scum Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006 at 5:47 PM
What? Lord_Eradicator Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006 at 7:01 PM
fascism cannot work af Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 at 2:06 AM
Now wait just one god damn minute! KOBE Maggot Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 at 2:48 AM
KOBE Maggot Just so you know, Hex... Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 at 10:34 AM
Just so you know, Hex... KOBE Maggot Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 at 10:35 AM
I listen to punk before the entire genre sold out. fresca Thursday, Mar. 16, 2006 at 2:45 PM
Punks Dead Mike Scum Thursday, Mar. 16, 2006 at 5:28 PM
Hex, I don't suppose you were one of those people who helped (as you claim) shut down KOBE KOBE Maggot Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 at 3:38 AM
As you wish Lord_Eradicator Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 at 5:35 PM
i agree rogue Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 at 7:18 PM
Who's dumb idea was it to have a punk show knowing that Nazis and skinheads would arrive? KOBE Maggot Saturday, Mar. 18, 2006 at 12:37 AM
Hmm... Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006 at 2:30 PM
@ Rouge Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006 at 2:39 PM
@ AF Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006 at 2:44 PM
A little off-topic, but related nonetheless. KOBE Maggot Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2006 at 4:52 AM
I'm on probation until September, smarty! KOBE Maggot Sunday, Apr. 02, 2006 at 2:33 AM
At least I don't wear a god damn swastika on my body! KOBE Maggot Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2006 at 4:27 AM
LMAO!!! Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2006 at 1:28 PM
You just keep getting more pathetic. Lord_Eradicator Thursday, Apr. 06, 2006 at 10:42 AM
That message I sent you wasn't the surprise. KOBE Maggot Friday, Apr. 07, 2006 at 2:04 AM
How dare they... Lord_Eradicator Friday, Apr. 14, 2006 at 2:27 PM
Whatever. KOBE Maggot Sunday, Apr. 16, 2006 at 6:08 AM
I don't hate people for their race or ethnicity! KOBE Maggot Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2006 at 8:33 PM
Whatever. Lord_Eradicator Thursday, Apr. 20, 2006 at 3:48 PM
Man, you're sad. KOBE Maggot Friday, Apr. 21, 2006 at 5:36 AM
What? Lord_Eradicator Sunday, Apr. 23, 2006 at 10:26 PM
I see you've never done an ounce of research on this. Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2006 at 10:32 AM
Again, the only person ignorant and closed-minded is YOU. KOBE Maggot Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006 at 9:51 PM
Considering that reading requires eyes not ears. Lord_Eradicator Friday, Apr. 28, 2006 at 10:36 AM
You have no eyes, either. KOBE Maggot Friday, Apr. 28, 2006 at 5:59 PM
Whatever. Lord_Eradicator Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006 at 10:25 AM
So? KOBE Maggot Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006 at 3:04 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Lord_Eradicator Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006 at 9:19 PM
What's your point? Lord_Eradicator Tuesday, May. 02, 2006 at 10:27 AM
Do you believe those books? KOBE Maggot Tuesday, May. 02, 2006 at 8:33 PM
Yes Lord_Eradicator Wednesday, May. 03, 2006 at 10:27 AM
Can you tell me who this person is? KOBE Maggot Thursday, May. 04, 2006 at 5:42 AM
Guess what? KOBE Maggot Thursday, May. 04, 2006 at 6:09 AM
Doesn't mean he was in a Nazi Concentration camp. Lord_Eradicator Thursday, May. 04, 2006 at 10:37 AM
Yeah, maybe. KOBE Maggot Thursday, May. 04, 2006 at 8:58 PM
orignal skinhead original skinhead Monday, May. 29, 2006 at 12:30 AM
swastika evil mother Saturday, Jun. 10, 2006 at 4:55 PM
Hmmm... KOBE Maggot Sunday, Jun. 11, 2006 at 5:06 AM
skinheads english skinhead Sunday, Aug. 06, 2006 at 11:32 AM
Doesn't matter. KOBE Maggot Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at 2:10 AM
I'm trying to get a punk band going in the Big Bear / High Desert area. KOBE Maggot Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at 9:23 AM
BTW, you can also call me on my cell. KOBE Maggot Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at 9:25 AM
I WAS THERE MIKE Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 2:43 PM
Pregnant and Tear Gassed Jessica Friday, May. 21, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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