1. The trouble in Leith began when Craig Cobb, a member of the National Socialist Movement, moved into the tiny town of Leith, N.D. and began buying up property.
2. National Socialist Movement Commander Jeff Schoep recieved word that the town was becoming uncomfortable with Cobb’s land purchases and his promotion of the town on white supremacist websites.
3. The NSM put out a YouTube video announcing that members of the white supremacist group were planning on making a goodwill trip to the town.
4. In an official National Socialist Movement press release, Commander Jeff Schoep explained that he and other members were headed to Leith to protect Cobb’s “civil rights.”
his is an excellent opportunity for the public, neighbors, etc. to come out, meet, and greet Commander Schoep, NSM members, and those related to the ‘controversy’ in a respectful and dignified manner. We hope this effort goes a long way to dispel the myths regarding the plans of Craig Cobb, the NSM, and other American patriots by bringing the community together for an open discussion.
The goal of the far left extremists has been to polarize the community against Leith’s new neighbors, by engaging in a sinister campaign to drive a senior citizen (Mr. Cobb) from his home. Craig Cobb is not alone, and will not be driven out, or forced to leave! Legal paperwork is being drafted to insure the civil rights of Mr. Cobb, and other new residents of Leith will not be violated.
5. NSM members held a press conference on Sunday in Leith to address members of the community.
6. Draping their flag and signs on the walls of the town hall.
7. Leith only has a population of around 20 people, which makes it incredibly susceptible to Schoepp’s plans of absorbing the community.
8. Taking up the lead for most of the protest’s is North Dakota’s Last Real Indians, a politically active Native American advocacy group.
10. The Last Real Indians’ Facebook page put out a statement calling the NSM “a dying cause.”
“You’re 30 miles from our border. If you think we’re going to let you come into our territory and affect our children, you’ve got another thing coming. What you see here are the mouthpieces. The warriors aren’t even here. You have come here thinking we are going to react out of fear, but we won’t do that. We are Dakota and Lakota people.”