New York (Mar. 3)
Federal authorities arrested six American Nazis and supporters yesterday on charges of conspiring to blow up buildings in Greensboro, N.C. if a group of Ku Klux Klansman and Nazis were found guilty of murdering five leftist demonstrators.
The indictment, which resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms, charged the six with conspiring to blow up a petroleum storage facility, a chemical fertilizer plant, a shopping mall and part of downtown Greensboro.
Among the targets were the Guilford County Courthouse where the trial was held which resulted in the acquittal of six Klansman and Nazis for first degree murder in the deaths of five Communist Workers Party members who were shot to death while staging an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, Nov. 3, 1979.
The indictment, returned yesterday by a federal grand jury in Asheville, N.C. accused the six of planning to put explosives in 55-gallon barrels in crowded areas of the city and detonate them “in retaliation for an anticipated guilty verdict in the Greensboro murder trial.”