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California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show | World news | The Guardian

Sacramento mounted police officers at the June 2016 rally, which was organized by a neo-Nazi group.



"California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with “anti-racist” beliefs, court documents show.



The records, which also showed officers expressing sympathy with white supremacists and trying to protect a neo-Nazi organizer’s identity, were included in a court briefing from three anti-fascist activists who were charged with felonies after protesting at a Sacramento rally. The defendants were urging a judge to dismiss their case and accused California police and prosecutors of a “cover-up and collusion with the fascists”.



Defense lawyers said the case at the state capital offers the latest example of US law enforcement appearing to align with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups while targeting anti-fascist activists and Donald Trump protesters after violent clashes...



California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show | World news | The Guardian

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