Nazi memorabilia tent spotted at local festival

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CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Nazi memorabilia tent was spotted at the Cambria County Arts and Heritage Festival this weekend.

Cambria County rented Duman Lake Park to the Laurel Highlands Historical Villiage for the festival but they received an unregistered visitor.

The county says a group snuck into the venue and set up a tent with Swastikas and other Nazi memorabilia.

The group did not register for the event and as soon as they were spotted, they were asked to leave by event organizers.

Bill Barbin, the Cambria County Solicitor, says there isn’t much the county can do in response.

“The county doesn’t control the activities of people who lease property based on beliefs or free speech issues. As long as it’s open for the public, the public has the right to express opinions and beliefs, even the objectionable ones.”

We also spoke to the Executive Director for the Laurel Highlands Historical Village, Ron Shawley, and he says he doesn’t agree with what they were advertising and he says while the event is about history, he was unhappy that they showed up without registering.

The photos were sent to us from a viewer.

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