Nazis hardly heard in Chattanooga as crowd drowns out hate message with laughter, jeers (with video)

photo Protesters chant from the sidewalk.

No one could hear the Nazis.

Even with a public address system and bright red swastika flags, the message of the National Socialist Movement was largely drowned out Saturday afternoon.

That's exactly what the hundreds who lined Georgia Avenue wanted. Regardless of advice from local leaders to stay away -- even a personal plea from the Rev. Jesse Jackson -- people from all walks of life couldn't keep away from the drama surrounding the Hamilton County Courthouse.

At times, the scene was farcical.

A woman in white make-up and a polka-dot dress held a sign reading, "Who is the real clown here?"

Another woman in clown gear played the accordion and danced on the sidewalk, pointing and laughing at the Nazi group.