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Gunman at Sikh temple was a Nazi, says US anti-fascist group

Published Mon 6 Aug 2012
Issue No. 2314

The man who gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, yesterday was a white supremacist with a web of links to the neo-Nazi music scene, according to US anti-racists.

Officials named the gunman, who was shot dead at the scene by police, as Wade Michael Page, a 40 year old US army veteran.

He burst into the Wisconsin Sikh Temple in Milwaukeeā€™s Oak Creek suburb on Sunday morning and opened fire with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, killing six people.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, which campaigns against the far right in the US, Page was committed white supremacist and leader of a neo-Nazi rock band called End Apathy.


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Mon 6 Aug 2012, 15:37 BST
Issue No. 2314
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