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Greece makes six new arrests after extreme violence

ATHENS: Six Greek men, members of extremist groups, were arrested by counter-terrorism police on Tuesday, accused of being involved in a recent spate of attacks against migrants and left-wing activists, a police source said. Five men were arrested near Athens and a sixth in the northwestern city of Ioannina, and police found petrol bombs at the home of one of them near Athens, the source said. Police have not yet confirmed that the men are members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn but said they belonged to…

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, USA: About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the federal government over the issue earlier this year. The "White Lives Matter" rally, organized by some of the same groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, drew an equal number of counter-demonstrators and a heavy police presence. After Shelbyville, the protesters were due to travel about 35 miles…

UN racism committee issues ‘warning’ over US tensions

GENEVA: A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it had invoked its "early warning and urgent action procedure" because of the proliferation of racist demonstrations in the US. It specifically noted the unrest in Charlottesville,Virginia, in which a woman was killed after an avowed white…

Trump defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

PHOENIX: U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Virginia on Aug. 12, Trump accused television networks of ignoring his calls for unity in the aftermath. "I didn't say I love you because…

New generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump

WASHINGTON: The violent protests that left a woman dead in Charlottesville, Virginia shocked many Americans with TV footage of an estimated 1,000 neo-Nazis and white supremacists, guarded by "militiamen" brandishing semi-automatic rifles and wearing body armor. Encouraged by President Donald Trump and buoyed by social media, a new generation of extremist startups has taken root, mostly created by angry young white men anxious to exploit fears of Latino immigration and Islam, the shrinking white share of the US population…

Ivanka Trump denounces white supremacy, neo-Nazis after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka weighed in Sunday on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia with an appeal for unity, saying there was "no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis." 1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis. — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017 A woman was killed and 19 injured in the university town Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd after a white nationalist protest rally turned violent. Trump,…