Maine leaders say they received’t tolerate neo-Nazi paramilitary camp in Springfield

Information of a nationally recognized neo-Nazi establishing a coaching floor in Springfield spurred a Maine senator to name on prime legislation enforcement officers to intervene and a sheriff to name for federal companies to step up.

After studying a Bangor Each day Information article about former U.S. Marine Christopher Pohlhaus constructing a neo-Nazi encampment in Penobscot County, Sen. Joe Baldacci, D-Bangor, wrote Tuesday on social media it’s “time for the Governor, the Lawyer Normal of Maine, the Penobscot County District Lawyer, and the U.S. Lawyer to work on shutting these Nazis down and sending this man again to Texas.”

Since final yr, Pohlhaus has been inviting white male followers to maneuver to Maine and particularly to his 10.6-acre property in Springfield to assist him clear land for cabins and practice for what he calls a violent conflict. Pohlhaus’ Springfield venture is an instance of organized extremism taking root in Maine.