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Flag used by neo-Nazis, according to ADL, seen flying at Las Vegas-area home

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 15:14:13-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A flag that the Anti-Defamation League has deemed a hate symbol and neo-Nazi symbol was seen this morning flying at a home in Henderson.

The ADL shows an identical flag on its website called the Imperial German Flag. The organization says it is sometimes used as a substitute for the Nazi flag by neo-Nazis.

The photographs above were taken by a 13 Action News photographer. Below is an image from the hate symbol database on adl.org of what the flag looks like unfurled.

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Of the flag, the ADL says:

Because Germany has banned use of the swastika and other Nazi imagery, some German neo-Nazis use an older flag, taken from Imperial Germany, as a substitute for the Nazi flag. The imperial flag never originally had any racist or anti-Semitic meaning. Although most common in Germany, this usage of the imperial flag can also be found elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.