Neo-Nazis Protest Barack Obama

In a stark reminder that organized racism has a strong presence in Michigan, The Michigan Messenger reported that “Two white males, one wearing a red shirt with a swastika and the other wearing a Knight of the Ku Klux Klan t-shirt are standing across from the Van Andel Arena, jeering at people as they emerge from the Arena after Barack Obama’s campaign event.”

A picture of the two men from the Michigan Messenger:

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The two appear to be either members or former members of the Michigan Unit of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States. The man in the swastika t-shirt attended a white supremacist rally last year in Kalamazoo and is the vocalist for the neo-Nazi band Total War:

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The other man appears to be Dan Hill, the leader of the Michigan NSM. Here’s Hill at an NSM rally in Madison:

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The NSM has maintained an active presence in Michigan for several years and recently moved its national headquarters to Detroit. To read more about the NSM’s ideology, see the Mediamouse.org article titled “National Socialist Movement (NSM) Advocates for White Society Excluding Jewish, Homosexual, and ‘Non-White’ Peoples .”

Author: mediamouse

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