White hate groups are now a global threat, warns UN chief

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White hate groups are now a global threat, warns UN chief

Antonio Guterres also warned about the power and abuse of digital platforms and called for stronger legislation

Michelle Nichols

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are becoming a “transnational threat” and have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to boost their support.

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council, Guterres said the danger of hate-driven groups was growing daily.

“White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats. They are becoming a transnational threat,” he told the Geneva forum. Without naming states, Guterres added: “Today, these extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries.”..

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