About 500 persons, most of them Holocaust survivors, marched on the headquarters of a neo-Nazi propagandist in downtown Toronto last night. A violent confrontation was averted when police forced the removal from the building of provocative signs claiming that the Holocaust was a hoax.
The march began after some 2000 persons attended a peaceful protest meeting against racism and hate-mongering sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith. The meeting was held at the Allan Gardens, two blocks from the studio of Ernest Zundel, a commercial artist who disseminates anti-Semitic material in Canada, West Germany and elsewhere. The marchers, about 80 percent of whom lived through the Holocaust, were infuriated to find the building festooned with posters reading, “Holocaust is a Lie”, “No More Money for Zionists” “No Truth to the Six Million Story”, and “Gigantic Jewish Rip-Off.”
The building was guarded by six of Zundel’s henchmen. Police, who formed a human barricade to prevent violence, warned the neo-Nazis that they could be charged with incitement to riot unless the signs were removed. This was promptly done and the neo-Nazis left the scene.
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