British Fascist Group Films Vandalism at Jewish Monument, Uploads Video to YouTube
A fascist group filmed some of its members defacing a Jewish monument at a park in England and uploaded the video to YouTube, British reports said on Wednesday.
In the video, vandals are seen at dusk hoisting a Nazi flag showing the iconic Third Reich swastika over the memorial.
Additionally, the video showed vandals in black hooded sweatshirts stenciling a Star of David with “1%” written in the middle and “bankers” daubed beneath on a concrete wall.
District police launched an investigation after the video was posted by an account linked to a far-right nationalist group.
The group, called National Action, had previously been under investigation by a counter-terrorism unit in the British police, according to the British Mirror.
The video, called “National Action visits Cannon Hill” was posted to YouTube last week and had about 1,200 views. The group also publicized the video via its Twitter handle.
The menorah monument was maintained by the Lubavitch Jewish community, the Mirror reported, adding that it had become an attraction for local residents.
According to the Mirror, National Action runs boot-camps for its members headed by a fascist leader who boasts of building a “new SS.” Apparently, he also plans to show recruits, who as part of their paramilitary training practice knife fighting, propaganda videos produced by the Islamic State.
Police have investigated the group before, according to the report.