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A "Hitler lookalike" attempted to hijack an anti-asylum seeker protest in a sinister pitch to stoke racial hatred in a UK city.
The trench coat-clad Alek Yerbury, a white supremacist and former soldier in the British Army, was spotted with a megaphone in hand stirring up hatred in Hull.
The 27-year-old was behind a plot that would see him and his fellow far-right supporters drive right-wing propaganda into the issue of asylum seekers being housed in East Yorkshire, HullLive reported.
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Yerbury, recognisable from his eerily similar attire and facial hair to that of Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, is said to be heading up a group promoting division.
Speeches made to the his group of far right fanatics under the Patriotic Alternative banner have included the Hitler lookalike and his cronies trying to hijack public concerns.
One such attempt was a public demonstration in Cottingham, as well as another in Hull city centre, where Yerbury claimed 250 nationalists showed up.
Said numbers were apparently exaggerated, with other speakers, including PA leader Mark Collett, who once said "Hitler will live forever, and maybe I will", also present at the event.
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The pair, along with other members of the far right PA, were attempting to seize the debate on asylum seekers being housed in hotels and former student accommodation, including The Lawns in Cottingham.
Yerbury's actions at the event, which he deemed a "Cottingham Mobilisation", were criticised by a member of a community group, with Yerbury hitting back, saying he was "standing up for the rights of indigenous people".
Hope not Hate has since investigated the group, which once included convicted criminal Tommy Robinson, and denounced them as a "racist, anti-Semitic" group.
Their report read: "PA adopts a multi-pronged approach, using various forms of traditional campaigning and online activism to spread its core racist, anti-Semitic message and to build far-right communities.
"PA has reinvigorated British fascism, but the far-right extremes have always been unstable and volatile and the group’s future remains unclear. What is certain is that PA constitutes the most significant fascist threat seen in the UK for years."
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