AN EXTREME right-wing party which idolises former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler targeted the town to promote their views in just one of three specially organised events in the country.

Politicians and members of the public have united to condemn the visit by members of the National Socialist Party, who have a similar event planned in London on Saturday and one in Wales next month.

Shoppers in the Market Place claim the visit on Saturday, November 4, was a "damp squib" with most people ignoring the group.

Roy Penketh, who was returning from town to his car in Christ Church Road in Wheatley when he saw the group in action, claims the loudspeaker and leaflet display had little impact.

Mr Penketh said: "I noticed six or seven smartly dressed gentleman outside the Free Press office in Sunny Bar with a bull horn and when I got back to my car I found a leaflet lodged under my windscreen wipers with 'N9S' emblazoned upon it and various slogans.

"I hadn't heard of them so I got a friend of mine to do a bit of research. It turns out they are a fascist organisation who support Hitler.

"The whole thing was a bit of a damp squib to be honest. They picked one of the quietest parts of town and the people that were about weren't really taking much notice."

Mr Penketh added: "The trouble is there is quite a bit of unrest among people with regards to issues such as immigration and war and I believe these parties are attempting to jump on the bandwagon."

N9S, who are led by former Territorial Army officer Kevin Quinn, are also known as the November 9th Society (N9S) in reverence of 16 National Socialism martyrs who were killed on that date in 1923. Their extreme policies include a stop to all immigration and the repatriation of all non-British colonists

Coun Stuart Exelby, Doncaster Council cabinet member, said: "I have really got no idea why a party like this is targeting Doncaster. They haven't got a cat in hell's chance of getting anywhere."

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton said: "Our town has a proud tradition of tolerance and there is no place here for those who want to spread distrust, fear and violence in our community."

Right-wing extremists the British National Party - who have put up candidates in Doncaster in previous elections - have also been leafleting in Doncaster.

The Free Press contacted the National Socialist Party for comment, but had no reply.

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