The question of whether to respond to alt-right demonstrations or to ignore them is a difficult one. A number of years ago, the Aryan Nations group established a compound in Hayden, Idaho, and their members applied for permits to hold parades in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. My recollection is that the citizens of Coeur d'Alene, who were horrified by this movement, debated their response at length. For one parade, protesters showed up and, I think, outnumbered the marchers. For another parade, I believe they decided to ignore these people. Neither was totally effective. The group was finally driven out of Hayden after losing a lawsuit to a woman and her son who were beaten up by some of the group's members.

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