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Neo-nazis Parade in Argentina

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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.

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