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League of the South Boots Neo-Nazi Matthew Heimbach

Earlier this week, racist one-time student organizer Matthew Heimbach assured his followers that he would not throw his neo-Nazi allies “under the bus,” saying it was time to abandon fear and create a “big White Advocacy tent.”

Now, a chief ally is throwing him under the bus instead.

Last night, Michael Hill, head of the neo-secessionist hate group League of the South (LOS), disinvited Heimbach and his followers from an LOS march set for this weekend in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The rally was against the “demographic displacement” of white southerners by people of color.

Hill also booted Heimbach out of the LOS.

“Matthew Heimbach, a former member of The League of the South, has apparently decided to cast his lot with Nazis and others who do not represent the traditional South, the Southern Nationalist movement, and The League of the South,” Hill wrote on the Facebook page for the Murfreesboro event. “Neither he nor his friends will be welcome at our demonstrations on 12 October. This notice is for information purposes and not for discussion.”

Hill was clearly reacting to reports on this blog and elsewhere about Heimbach’s trajectory from a self-described “conservative” to a full-fledged neo-Nazi. Yesterday, this blog carried a photograph of the founder of the White Student Union at Towson University sieg-heiling with a group of neo-Nazis and Klansmen standing under twin swastikas in Kentucky. Heimbach also announced earlier this week on his Traditionalist Youth Network blog that he would be speaking at a Nov. 9 Kansas City rally put on by the National Socialist Movement, currently the largest neo-Nazi group in the United States.