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Neo-Nazi group National Action banned by UK home secretary

12 December 2016
Neo-Nazi group National Action banned by UK home secretary

neo-Nazi group that celebrated the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox is to become the first far-right group to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the home secretary.

Support or membership of National Action, an antisemitic white supremacist group, will become a criminal offence under the Terrorism Act 2000, pending approval from parliament.

National Action has held demonstrations in UK cities with banners that say "Hitler was right", and speakers have been filmed telling a small group of supporters about "the disease of international Jewry" and that "when the time comes they’ll be in the chambers".

The group has also been filmed training supporters in hand-to-hand combat, and putting up posters across Liverpool and Newbury declaring them "white zones". The slogan on its website is "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain," which was the only statement given in court by Cox’s murderer, Thomas Mair.

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