Neo-Nazi group recruiting in city
Councillor slams ‘small minority of people’
Councillors have condemned a neo-Nazi group that claims to be recruiting in Dundee.
Members of the Scottish Nationalist Society, a far-right fringe group, have put up stickers around the city urging people to “join their local nationalists”.
They also posted pictures on social media of group members posing outside the McManus and on Dundee High Street.
The group’s website claims it is against “race mixing” and homosexuality. It also states: “We support closed borders and strict immigration laws so that our people aren’t quietly ethnically cleansed from our own homeland.”
West End Liberal Democrat councillor Fraser Macpherson slammed the group’s actions.
He added: “This is absolutely disgraceful behaviour but I would make the point this is a very small minority of people who speak for absolutely nobody.”
Labour West End councillor Richard McCready said: “Dundee has a history of being a tolerant, welcoming city. Many people will be appalled to see these stickers in Dundee.”
Dundee councillors have condemned a neo-Nazi hate group campaigning in the city.
Stickers advertising a group called the “Scottish Nationalist Society” have been spotted on various lamp-posts around Dundee.
One of the stickers was found on the Seabraes bridge but was torn down.
The group, which has marched alongside the far-right Scottish Defence League, claims to be a “revolutionary movement of like-minded nationalists” and is in favour of closed borders, strict immigration laws and the reintroduction of Section 28, legislation that banned the “promotion” of homosexuality in schools.
Pictures posted on its Twitter feed show members of the group posing on Dundee High Street and outside the McManus.
The group claims to be recruiting in cities across Scotland.
However, photos on the group’s website suggest the group had no more than a handful of members – all young men who pose for pictures while covering their faces with scarves or masks.
They fly a flag featuring a version of the triskelion, a Celtic triple circle.
A version of the triskelion was used by the neo-Nazi party Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging in South Africa.
West End Labour councillor Richard McCready said: “Dundee has a history of being a tolerant, welcoming city.
“Many people will be appalled to see these stickers in Dundee. My message is clear – do not vandalise our city.
“I will be asking Dundee City Council to pay close attention to such stickers and make sure that they are removed.”
West End Liberal Democrat councillor Fraser Macpherson said: “This is absolutely disgraceful behaviour but I would make the point this is a very small minority of people who speak for absolutely nobody.”
Last year around 150 people attended an anti-fascist demonstration in Dundee after the prohibited fascist group System Resistance Network put up posters in the city centre.
They targeted Allsorts, a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The group claims to be a “revolutionary movement of likeminded nationalists”.