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Friday 18 August 2017

Suspected neo-Nazis accused of inciting violence held by Italian police

Police arrested six neo-Nazis in northern Italy
Police arrested six neo-Nazis in northern Italy

Six suspected neo-Nazis accused of inciting violence against foreigners have been detained by Italian police.

The six, accused of inciting racial and ethnic discrimination and violence, were detained in La Spezia in Liguria in the north of the country.

They are thought to belong to a cell whose members were wiretapped while they called for violence against foreigners.

They also are believed to have painted swastikas on a regional office of the centre-left Democratic Party and to have set fire to bins where the Caritas charity collects used clothing for the needy.

Police released video showing neo-Nazi and neo-fascist propaganda, knives and explosive-making instructions which were seized from a camper vehicle hidden in woods.

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