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‘White supremacist’ arrested in Ronda for 'inciting hatred against foreigners'

Police officers with some of the of the far-right items found during the raids
Police officers with some of the of the far-right items found during the raids / GUARDIA CIVIL
  • Weapons, explosives, drugs and computer equipment - as well as far-right material - was recovered in two simultaneous police raids

A man has been arrested in Ronda for alleged white supremacy crimes including inciting hatred against foreigners.

Police officers stormed a property and arrested the man, of Spanish nationality, following a raid in the mountain town.

Another man was also arrested in Pamplona (Navarra) in a simultaneous raid and weapons, explosives, drugs and computer equipment as well as far-right material was recovered.

The raids were part of an investigation against white supremacy that began in 2009 after a document was found on the internet which had many elements in common with other writings made by terrorists linked to white supremacy.

Investigators said the group were dedicated to 'spreading messages of racist content against other groups based on their race, origin, beliefs, political manifestations, sex or sexual orientation.'

Officers also said the group also published messages praising terrorists such as Brenton Tarrant, who murdered 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019.

They added the group had the goal of creating isolated and self-sufficient white communities in rural settings and they had declared their intention to stock up on weapons and prepare for what they called ‘the race war’.