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Springfield man blasts pro-hate message to disrupt rally


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man faces a charge of disorderly conduct after police say he installed a large speaker on his rooftop and played a “pro-hatred” message on loop as a group rallied against hate crime at a nearby park.

Springfield police say the amplified message could be heard from blocks away Thursday, and it attracted about 30 people upset by the volume, including the man’s neighbors.

The suspect, Jimmy Marr, has attracted attention for years as a white supremacist and Holocaust denier. In 2009, the state recalled his personalized license plate after protesters at a neo-Nazi rally in southern Oregon complained about its anti-Semitic message.

He more recently drew attention ( ) by repainting the tailgate on his truck from “Jew Lies Matter” to “Trump: Do the White Thing.”

Police say Marr told officers Thursday he was trying to get his message out.

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