BUENOS AIRES (May. 12)
In the first neo-Nazi demonstration here in years, a small group this week marked the first anniversary of the death of a skinhead who was killed in a street fight with left-wing activists.
Some 50 black-clad youngsters gathered in a park Saturday, near the spot where Marcelo Scalera was killed, to sing patriotic songs and hear a speech by a neo- Nazi leader.
The demonstration was organized by two little-known groups, the Nationalist Youth and the New Social and Patriotic Order Party.
Dozens of heavily armed police agents passively looked on during the rally.
A few neighbors walking their dogs watched the protest in amazement.
“I did not know there were such groups anymore,” said a middle-aged woman. “They are weird.”
Argentine Jewish officials expressed concern about the protest, which signaled the possible re-emergence of neo-Nazi activities here.