Pictures of children on fascist site

The Evening Chronicle (England), Jan. 17, 2003
By Owen Mcateer , The Evening Chronicle

Far Right extremists have published pictures of Tyneside kids on a website dedicated to revealing details of anti-Nazi campaigners.

Two Newcastle children were pictured in photographs put on the net by white nationalist organisation Redwatch.

The site publishes names, addresses, phone numbers and work details of anyone it deems to be Reds, or rather anti-racism campaigners, local councillors and journalists.

An outraged mother from Newcastle spoke out after seeing the pictures of her two daughters among more than 20 demonstrators at a protest in Manchester against the British National Party.

Above the pictures it states: “Any further information on the freaks below will be gratefully received.”

The woman, known as Bobby, said her daughters were aged just 12 and 15. She said: “I have appeared in pictures before and as an adult I accept that, but these are pictures of children.

“The details published on the site are obviously like a hit-list, whatever those running the site say.”

Although no organisation claims responsibility for the site, Redwatch contains internet links to white supremacist organisations including the Ku Klux Clan, Combat 18 and Aryan Unity.

Checks by the Chronicle have revealed the site is actually run through a branch of the National Front in Hull.

Those writing the website are very careful not to make any specific threats.

However, before accessing the pictures, site visitors are told, `Remember places, traitors’ faces, they’ll all pay for their crimes’.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Generally no criminal offence is being committed by publication on the internet of photographs taken in a public place.”

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