Chilean Hitlerists Overdo Their Stuff

The extremes to which Nazi agitators have gone in their efforts to create strong pro-Nazi sympathies in this country have done more to check their influence than all the endeacors of liberal elements in the country concerned over the rising tide here of a fascist, anti-Semitic spirit.

On Nov. 6, a group of Nazis created a disturbance in parliament when they deluged the law-makers from the gallery with a shower of inflammatory leaflets denouncing Chile’s political parties, its parliamentary system and the parliament itself. Five of the group were arrested.

The following day, every newspaper in the city, including the powerful La Nacion and El Mercurio, which previously had been silent on the Nazi question, carried editorials condemning the fascists and their sympathizers. The Fascist-Nazis have now been condemned by the parliament and are no longer allowed to be associated with the so-called “Republican” militia.

A general policy of isolating the Nazis is being carried out with, it is understood, the tacit approval of President Arturo Alesandri Palma.

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