American Nazi Arrested Sniping at Federal Forces in Mississippi U.
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American Nazi Arrested Sniping at Federal Forces in Mississippi U.

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Adherents of George Rockwell’s American Nazi party, which maintains a so-called “Stormtroop” unit, have been reported among elements fighting Federal forces in the University of Mississippi area. One Rockwell follower, Melvin Bruce, 24, of Decatur, Ga., was arrested on the university campus, accused of sniping with a rifle from a campus building at Federal forces. He was seized by troops and brought to military headquarters.

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