Italian police uncover Nazi plot as 19 arrested and weapons seized

Police in Italy say they have arrested 19 far-right extremists who wanted to form a new Nazi party.

In raids across the country, police discovered weapons, explosives, Nazi plaques featuring swastikas, Nazi flags and books on Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

According to prosecutors in Caltanissetta, Sicily, who have led the investigation named Black Shadows, the suspects allegedly wanted to create “an openly pro-Nazi, xenophobic, antisemitic group called the Italian National Socialist Workers’ Party”.

The members made contact with other neo-Nazi groups outside Italy, including Britain’s Combat 18 and Portugal’s far-right New Social Order.

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Source: The Guardian