Neo-Nazis from National Action have marked Remembrance Sunday by declaring Liverpool a “Nazi controlled zone”.
National Action is an antisemitic neo-Nazi organisation which tries to propagate fascist ideology and sees as its role models some of the most hideous figures in history. The group’s purpose is incitement to racial and religious hatred and its activities range from vandalism to violence. This group is not a dying vestige of British neo-Nazism but a new, young movement whose stunts are brazenly criminal.
Earlier this year a group of neo-Nazis from “National Action” paraded in the centre of Newcastle at the foot of Grey’s Monument with a “Hitler was right” banner. Members of the group performed Nazi salutes in the centre of the square. Some local people remonstrated with them but at least one onlooker returned their Nazi salute. When a musician in the square attempted to play saxophone music, one of the neo-Nazis violently attacked him.
The group previously attempted to demonstrate in Liverpool in August and September 2015, causing widespread public disorder and the cancellation of their demonstrations, with the group humiliated in August when they were unable to leave Liverpool Central train station. They then returned unannounced in November 2015 and delivered short speeches outside various public buildings and monuments in Liverpool, including speeches against Jews saying that: “Jews don’t care about me. They don’t care about you. They don’t care about any of us. All they care about is money and power.” Their video of the event contained additional antisemitic graphics and quoted from Adolf Hitler’s antisemitic diatribe, Mein Kampf. There have been no arrests.
In June 2015, “National Action” filmed themselves desecrating a menorah in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park by spraying graffiti and hanging a Nazi flag from it. There have been no arrests.
It is high time that the leaders of National Action and its adherents were charged with the crimes that they are committing. We are in touch with the Home Office to discuss this latest incident.
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