US neo-Nazis gear up for Hitler's birthday

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US neo-Nazis gear up for Hitler's birthday

US neo-Nazis gear up for Hitler's birthday

America's neo-Nazis will be staging a series of events and rallies across the US next week to mark the 119th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler on April 20, 1889.

The Anti-Defamation League said those organizing the events include the National Socialist Movement and its offshoots Volksfront and the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP).

The events include on April 19 an anti-immigration march in Washington DC, a "family friendly" cookout in memory of Hitler in Morganton, North Carolina, for members of the white supremacist website Stormfront, and a meeting in Portland, Oregon, of the local chapter of Volksfront, which is seeking to purchase land in the Pacific Northwest in order to establish an autonomic whites-only region in the area.

The rally in Washington, organized by NSM, is expected to see marchers wearing Nazi uniforms and a former SS officer speaking.

On April 20, ANSWP will host an event in Chicago, while the National Socialist Order of America plans to launch its National Socialist Leadership Training School, a correspondence course for members, on that day.

On April 26, Crew 38, a group close to the violent neo-Nazi group Hammerskin Nation, will hold an "Adolf Hitler Memorial and BBQ" in Houston with a swastika lighting.
 

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Neo-Nazi groups plan events to commemorate Hitler’s birthday

Neo-Nazi groups plan events to commemorate Hitler’s birthday

NEW YORK -- In an annual rite of spring, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups across the United States are planning to hold events to commemorate the April 20 birthday of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish group fighting anti-semitism in the world, said.

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Members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, who are known for dressing in Nazi uniforms and making Nazi salutes, are planning an April 19 rally and march “against illegal immigration.”��”��

Many of the planned Hitler birthday gatherings coincide with the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins on April 19, ADL added.

Racist rallies, marches, cookouts and other events are to be hold in Washington D.C., Chicago, Portland, Houston and Morganton.

“There is always a concern when the extremist groups use a calendar event as a rallying point to recruit members and to promote anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry,”��”�� said Abraham H. Foxman
, ADL’s national director.

“Hitler’s birthday has a special resonance for extremists, not only because of what Adolf Hitler represents, but because there have been violent and deadly attacks directly associated with this date in the past. It is especially troubling since Hitler’s birthday falls on the first day of Passover this year.”��”��

One of the events on April 19 is being billed as an “anti-immigrant rally.”��”��

Members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, who are known for dressing in Nazi uniforms and making Nazi salutes, are planning an April 19 rally and march “against illegal immigration.”��”��

Anti-immigrant and particularly anti-Hispanic rhetoric have become one of the calling cards of white supremacist groups in recent years, according to ADL, which has issued reports on how extremist groups have used the national debate over immigration to recruit new members and spread hate.

In Chicago the neo-Nazi American National Socialist Workers Party has scheduled a gathering in honor of Hitler’s birthday featuring various “pro-white”��”�� speakers, including a former German SS officer.
 

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Neo-Nazis plan Hitler birthday events



A Nationalist Socialist Movement supporter at a neo-Nazi march in Orlando (illustrative).

The ADL has compiled a list of events planned for Hitler's birthday. Among the events are an April 19 march "against illegal immigration" planned by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement in Washington D.C., and a "racialist cookout" in Morganton planned by Stormfront, an Internet forum popular among white supremacists and anti-Semites.
 

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Arrests, fights break out at neo-Nazi march

WASHINGTON— At least four people have been arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with a neo-Nazi march in Washington.

Members of the National Socialist Movement gathered just before noon today at the National Mall.

The group held Saturday's rally to protest immigration policies in the U.S.

Police say almost 50 members of NSM participated in the rally. As they marched down Constitution Avenue Saturday, members shouted, "USA, USA, USA."

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear lined Constitution Avenue. However, several skirmishes and other altercations broke out between NSM and immigration supporters.

One immigration supporter reportedly used pepper spray on a marcher Saturday.

In addition, some spectators booed the neo-Nazi group as they made their way towards the U.S. Capitol.

The Anti-Defamation League says NSM is the largest neo-Nazi group in the country.

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5 arrested during neo-Nazi rally

Five people have been arrested in connection with a rally by a neo-Nazi group in downtown Washington.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance says the five people were part of a group that was protesting the National Socialist Movement, which held a rally Saturday from the National Mall to the U.S. Capitol.

Lachance says the counter-demonstrators were arrested on charges of assaulting an officer. He says that some used pepper spray, and that one person struck an officer with a pole.

The National Socialist Movement said its permit application that more than 250 members were anticipated at the rally, but Lachance says fewer took part.
 
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