The Nipsters: Why neo-Nazis in Germany are now dressing as hipsters

(Picture: Vocativ/YouTube
(Picture: Vocativ/YouTube

Neo-Nazis in Germany have begun to ditch the traditional skinhead of the far-right in an attempt to put a more mainstream face on their vile form of hatred.

Because symbols of Nazism are banned in Germany, the followers of the fascist movement have been forced to change their appearance - haircuts, clothing and insignia - and have been dubbed "Nipsters" (a portmanteau of Nazi and hipster) by the media.

The leader of this new face is Patrick Schroeder, a 30-year-old Bavarian, who since launching his YouTube channel two years ago has become a "well-known, if highly controversial, figure" in far-right circles.

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