The official website of the Nationalist Movement, a white supremacist organization based in Mississippi, was defaced by “Anonymous” hackers on Friday afternoon.
The home page of the website, nationalist.org, was replaced with a message condemning fascism and white power groups. The rest of the website appeared to be functioning normally.
“Greetings, fellow Anons and Citizens of the world. It has come to our attention that Fascists and white power groups across the world are causing the spread of hate and ignorance,” the message read. “A spectre is haunting the Earth, the spectre of Facism [sic].
“For long, we have seen the damage caused by the ideology of white supremacy. We have seen, and participated in, many decades of resistance to white supremacy. We, and others, will never stop fighting fascism and racism wherever it rears its head.”
The Nationalist Movement has held multiple marches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day throughout the years to protest the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.
The group won a legal battle in 1992 when the Supreme Court ruled local governments could not impose fees to prevent them from holding demonstrations on public property.
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