Larkhall – A Nazi sympathiser was chased by a mob of angry school pupils after he tried to recruit them outside of a school in South Lanarkshire.
Footage shows the extremist talking to youths about Hitler outside Larkhall Academy on Thursday October 27.
Wearing a T-shirt with a sonnenrad symbol – a type of sun wheel symbol originally employed in Nazi Germany and later by neo-Nazis, he declares his support for Hitler to the group of 50 youths in uniform.
In the disturbing clip, he clutches leaflets and tells the pupils: “Hitler wanted a country for white people…He wanted a country for every other peoples to have a unique culture.
“There was a small group of people who controlled the media and banks in Germany and they promoted cultural marxism and it destroyed Germany. Hitler took control of the media and the banks and put the interests of the German people first.”
He is circled by the school children who go on to question his views. When asked by a youth if the Holocaust was real, the extremist replies “no, it’s not.”
The pupils continue to sever his attempts at sharing his views by interrupting him as his campaign quickly backfires.
In another video he is confronted by a male pupil who took offence to his statements. The Nazi sympathiser can be heard saying “I’m, here to help you guys” before storming off.
As he attempts to walk away, he is chased by the mob of schoolchildren who go on to launch plastic water bottles at him.
Police confirmed they attended the incident after receiving reports of a disturbance. A 20-year-old was arrested in connection and is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Tuesday November 22.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 1.15pm on Thursday, October 27, officers were called to reports of a disturbance and assault on Broomhill Road, Larkhall. There was no requirement for medical treatment.
“A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident and was released on an undertaking to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Tuesday, November 22.”