Neo-nazi Youths Arrested in New York; Disturbed Jewish Meeting
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Neo-nazi Youths Arrested in New York; Disturbed Jewish Meeting

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Three young neo-Nazis were held on $15,000 bail today for a hearing Friday after their arrest for threatening a gathering of elderly Jewish former inmates of Nazi concentration camps.

The incident took place after a rally last night in Union Square here at which 8,000 persons protested the recent worldwide outburst of anti-Semitic incidents. The audience included some hecklers and one youth passing out anti-Jewish material until speakers complained to police. The youth flied.

Those held were Hugh Bruce, 17, of Brooklyn, Gilbert Demilic, 20, of Brooklyn, and Seth Ryan, 21, of New York City. Police said Bruce carried a quantity of anti-Semitic leaflets and a membership card in the National Renaissance party, a Yorkville neo-Nazi group.

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