Thursday, June 30, 2022

Centre-du-Québec - A “hate camp” run by a neo-Nazi group


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The quiet village of Saint-Ferdinand, in Centre-du-Québec, where the RCMP’s tactical intervention group burst in in mid-June to conduct a search, was the scene of a training camp paramilitary in which a handful of armed members of the neo-Nazi terrorist group Atomwaffen Division took part in a former schoolhouse, learned La Presse.

A hate propaganda video, which first appeared on far-right websites in November 2019, shows that a group of at least four men in paramilitary combat gear participated in weapons sessions in the building of decrepit red brick, located about forty kilometers east of Victoriaville.

Several such military training camps, called “hate camps” by members of Atomwaffen, took place in several locations in the United States between 2016 and 2019. Participants were notably “trained in the use of weapons and hand-to-hand combat,” reads the description of the terrorist entity on the Public Safety Canada website.

The video obtained by La Presse shows that the supremacist group also filmed themselves firing at targets with semi-automatic weapons and at least one automatic submachine gun, in wooded areas and rows of land that appear to be near the village of Saint-Ferdinand . Aerial drone footage is intercut with footage of participants burning Israel’s flag, promising the “final destruction” of the system to protect the white race from the “new world”. “Atomwaffen Division represents a manifestation of National Socialism in its purest form”, announces a doctored voice, mixed with choreographies of handling firearms shot with a licked aesthetic.

La Presse was able to link the filmed video to the old school of St. Ferdinand by comparing a brief sequence of images to certain architectural details observed on the building on site.

According to our information, it was this video that triggered the police investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 2020. During the search in mid-June, which mobilized around sixty police officers, the investigators asked people in the neighborhood if they had ever witnessed the presence of armed individuals in the vicinity.  (more...)

Centre-du-Québec - A “hate camp” run by a neo-Nazi group

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