Saturday, May 5, 2018

Police investigating after pair of 'shocking' neo-Nazi matters in Montreal

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The Montreal police hate crimes unit is investigating two separate matters the mayor is describing as ‘shocking.’

On Tuesday, a Nazi flag was seen flying on top of a condo building on Hutchison St. at the corner of Jean-Talon in Park Extension as a May Day March passed by below.

The news comes as a Montreal Gazette investigation published Thursday alleges that a leading North American neo-Nazi figure is a Montreal man that goes by the pseudonym Zeiger online.

The newspaper's investigation alleges the man is part of a local neo-Nazi group that gathers at his home or at other outside locations and that he participated in the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. The report claims the man writes for and promotes the American white supremacist website the Daily Stormer.

“Absolutely unacceptable,” said Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante, commenting Thursday on both issues.

“It’s an unfortunate event about the flags,” she said. “I’m preoccupied with this event, but also the one in the Gazette saying there might be some (who) support this ideology, a far-right ideology that supports hate crimes. It is absolutely not something we want in Montreal.”

Plante added that Montreal police are aware of both matters and are investigating.  (more...)


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