The State Department revoked the visas of two Belgian members of a neo-Nazi organization after being alerted to their presence in this country by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, a Department spokesman said. The cases of two other members of the same organization, the Flemish Militant Order (Vloamse Militanten Orde), were under review by the Department when they left voluntarily.
The four Belgians arrived in Atlanta from Brussels last week to meet with J.B. Stoner, head of the racist National States Rights Party and to attend a conference his party was sponsoring to oppose the recent influx of immigrant into the United States. Some 50 of Stoner’s followers, Ku Klux Klan members and segregations from around the country also attended the conference, according to reports.
The two Belgians whose visas were revoked were identified as Armand Eriksson and Roger Spinnewyn. The identities of the other two Belgians were not disclosed. The Flemish Militant Order was involved last week in a protest demonstration in Brussels against giving voting rights to immigrant workers in Belgium.
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