US town that stood up to neo-Nazis

Neo-Nazi Craig Cobb tried to take over the sleepy town of Leith, North Dakota, apparently expecting residents to bow to the new order. He was wrong.

In November, Cobb and a henchman swaggered through the town carrying shotguns and shouting obscenities. Alarmed locals called police. Both men are now in custody each facing terrorism charges and lengthy prison sentences.

The BBC went to the remote community to find out about how the people of Leith fought back against Cobb's plans to create a white supremacists' stronghold.

Photographs by Gregory Bruce; phone footage courtesy of Deborah Henderson.

Produced by the BBC's Anna Bressanin and Jude Sheerin

Altered States is a series of video features published every Wednesday on the BBC News website which examine how shifting demographics and economic conditions affect America on a local level.

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