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Neo-Nazi meeting to discuss Princess Diana conspiracy theories cancelled on police advice

Previous gatherings by secretive group had seen the sharing of antisemitic conspiracy theories

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    A meeting of Holocaust-denying neo-Nazis which was due to take place in central London on Wednesday evening has been cancelled following police advice .

    According to anti-fascist publication Searchlight, invitations to the meeting were distributed to known far-right sympathisers by Jeremy Bedford-Turner. They were invited to attend the event as part of the infamous Keep Talking series of secretive gatherings which have often shared antisemitic conspiracy theories.

    The latest meeting, which was due to take place at the Millman Street Community Centre in Holborn, was scheduled to discuss conspiracy theories about the death of Princess Diana.

    But a spokesman for the venue confirmed that the event had now been cancelled “after the Metropolitan Police supplied us with information about past events put on by these groups.”

    The meeting had been organised by Ian Fantom – who was once pictured at an event wearing a T-shirt saying :” "9/11 and 7/7 were staged"

    The Daily Mail reported that at a recent Keep Taking event had seen Holocaust denier Nick Kollerstrom  booked to speak, but that event was postponed after complaints to the council.

    Mr Kollerstrom was stripped of his research fellowship at University College London (UCL) after writing an article entitled The Auschwitz Gas Chamber Illusion for a known Holocaust denial website in 2007.

    A regular attendee of previous events put on by the group was James Thring who has links to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. 

    Another earlier Keep Talking event was addressed by Piers Corbyn, the climate change-denying brother of the Labour Party leader.

    In a statement at the time, Mr Fantom said that the presence of the Labour leader's brother at the meeting was a "set up by the press in order to smear his brother", and that the "distortion and manipulation" was coming from "the Israel lobby".

    Keep Talking meetings began in the United States in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

    Antisemitic lies that Jews were behind the tragedy and that Jews working in the Twin Towers were warned not to attend work on the day of the attacks have been openly spread by the group.

     

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