July 4, 1977 rally is postponed
“If they (Nazis) march, there will be violence and there will be bloodshed."
-- Meier Kahan, Jewish Defense League
Though the original injunction preventing the National Socialist Party of America (NSPA) from demonstrating has been lifted, Skokie's ordinances are still in effect in late June 1977.
The Jewish Defense League (JDL), led by Meier Kahane, threatens a violent counterdemonstration against the NSPA on July 4.
During a meeting on June 28, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) strongly advises the NSPA against testing the ordinances.
Frank Collin and his followers do not come to on July 4.
It is possible that clashes between the NSPA and anti-racism protesters in Chicago, in addition to threats from the JDL factor in to Collin's decision.
On July 4, members of the JDL and other organizations hold a rally in front of the Jewish Community Center in Skokie.