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‘The Jew Is the Devil’ Florida Neo-Nazi Rally Leader Arrested, Charged

Burt Colucci, the “commander” of the self-described American Neo-Nazi group was arrested for battery with a hate crime enhancement.
'The Jew is the devil' Florida Neo-Nazi rally leader arrested, charged
Burt Colucci of the white nationalist group National Socialist Movement attends a rally in Maricopa, Arizona, U.S., April 16, 2021. (photo credit: JIM URQUHART/REUTERS)

The leader of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and two of his subordinates were arrested and charged on Friday by Orlando police for their involvement with a physical altercation during one of their Florida Neo-Nazi rallies on February 29.

Burt Colucci, the “commander” of the self-described American Neo-Nazi group, and Joshua Terrell, were arrested for battery with a hate crime enhancement, Orange County Sherrif John Mina announced. Police also arrested Jason Brown for grand theft.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, on February 29 demonstrators wearing Nazi insignias and yelling antisemitic slurs entered into a physical fight with a passerby.

“I’m literally Jewish and I got attacked, assaulted, pepper-sprayed — you name it –spit on, called disgusting slurs, just because of my religion,” UCF student David Newstat told Fox35 Orlando.

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