100s of neo-nazis flock to rally disguised as military fundraiser in tiny English village
The rally was held in the rural village of Haddenham, and video of the event shows the group performing Nazi salutes, holding flags accusing refugees as being rapists, and singing racist songs.
The landowner was told by the organizers his farm was needed to host a gathering to raise money for the British charity Help for Heroes, which supports servicemen and women that have been injured in the line of duty.
However, the event was actually held to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the death of white supremacist Ian Stuart Donaldson who founded the extremist group “Blood and Honor,” which is banned in numerous countries, but not in England.
Police reportedly let the event go ahead despite knowing there was a “possible right-wing element.”
The farmer, who rented out his five-acre field to the group and does not want to be named, told the Daily Mail: “I was told it was a private party with music. It was to commemorate somebody that had died and to raise money for Help for Heroes.
“It was logged with the police and council. Somebody from the police came out and spoke to us.
“We own the field next door to the farm. We put fencing up, nobody could come up to the farm. There was no trouble, we could hear the music but not much else. The police certainly didn’t come.
“When we found out what it was, we did not take any money for it. We won’t be renting the field out to anybody again.”
A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: “We had been in contact with other police forces about similar events and were aware of the possible right-wing element.
“Senior officers planned and implemented a response proportionate to the risk. We worked with the organisers and landowner and the event took place without any disorder or crime being committed.”
The event took place over the weekend of September 23 and 24.
Help for Heroes said the event was not registered with the charity, adding it did not accept donations from extremist groups.