Photographs have emerged showing that neo-Nazis did respond to calls by Dr David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and others to attend the demonstration that turned into an attack on the US Capitol building yesterday.
Amongst those who breached the building were men photographed wearing slogans such as “Camp Auschwitz, Work Brings Freedom”, referring to Nazi Germany’s genocide of six million Jews in the Holocaust and the slogan above the gates of Auschwitz, one of the most notorious concentration camps where over a million people were murdered. The back of the clothing reportedly read “Staff”.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Online Monitoring and Investigations Unit observed neo-Nazis calling for attendance at the protest, including Dr Duke, who used an hour-long internet radio broadcast carried by the ShoutCast internet radio network and monitored by Campaign Against Antisemitism, to exhort his followers to join the protest to defend the United States against a supposed Jewish conspiracy to overthrow President Donald Trump. Dr Duke was joined throughout the broadcast by British Holocaust denier Andrew Carrington Hitchcock.
A number of antisemitic extremists were reportedly sighted at the march, from white supremacists of the National Anarchist Movement to black supremacist Black Hebrew Israelites.