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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Hitler salutes at a Nazi rock concert and skinhead summer parties: Chilling images reveal the rise of right-wing fascist groups flooding across Europe.

An Italian photographer has bravely captured life inside some of Europe's fascist hate groups.  
Paolo Marchetti pictured young fascist skinheads from the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy giving the Hitler salute at a Nazi rock concert, at anti-immigrant marches and at skinhead summer parties over the past decade.
One disturbing image showed hundreds of people at a Nazi rock concert in Rome in May, 2013.
Italian photographer Paolo Marchetti captured young fascist skinheads  giving the Hitler salute at a Nazi rock concert in Rome
Italian photographer Paolo Marchetti captured young fascist skinheads giving the Hitler salute at a Nazi rock concert in Rome
A pair of fascists in a home-made  boxing ring in Rome where they organise training sessions and friendly boxing matches
A pair of fascists in a home-made boxing ring in Rome where they organise training sessions and friendly boxing matches
Jamie, nicknamed 'The Swan', 31-years-old from London, throwing his friend's son in an inflatable pool during a gathering between skinhead from all Europe  in August 2010
Jamie, nicknamed 'The Swan', 31-years-old from London, throwing his friend's son in an inflatable pool during a gathering between skinhead from all Europe in August 2010

Another saw a girl holding a neo-Nazi flag during a march against immigration in Milan.  
A group known as the SPQR Skins was seen gathering at the 'Prima Porta' cemetery to commemorate a comrade who died a few years ago. 


Other photos saw fascists training in home-made boxing rings and gathered for a start-of-summer party on the coast of Lazio in August 2010.
One image even shows a baby lying in a crib in a room filled with fascist flags and propaganda.
Armando, an amateur boxer in his training session at his home in his apartment near to Rome, Italy 
Armando, an amateur boxer in his training session at his home in his apartment near to Rome, Italy 
A girl holding her Celtic Cross neo-Nazi flag during a march against foreign policy and immigration in Milan
A girl holding her Celtic Cross neo-Nazi flag during a march against foreign policy and immigration in Milan
A spanish skinhead giving a Nazi salute during a meeting between right-wing fascists from all over Europe in Perugia, Iatly
A spanish skinhead giving a Nazi salute during a meeting between right-wing fascists from all over Europe in Perugia, Iatly
Italian skinhead during a Hawaiian party on the coast of Lazio in August 2010. Each year, the Italian skins come together and celebrate the beginning of summer, wearing Hawaiian style-shirts
Italian skinhead during a Hawaiian party on the coast of Lazio in August 2010. Each year, the Italian skins come together and celebrate the beginning of summer, wearing Hawaiian style-shirts
One image even shows a six-month-old baby lying in a crib in a room filled with fascist flags and propaganda
One image even shows a six-month-old baby lying in a crib in a room filled with fascist flags and propaganda
The photographer caught young fascists dancing and fighting during a Nazi-rock concert in Padova, northern Italy
The photographer caught young fascists dancing and fighting during a Nazi-rock concert in Padova, northern Italy
Another photo shows a man displaying a tattoo on his arm which reads 'Jedem das Seine' translated as 'To Each His Own' - a slogan used at Buchenwald concentration camp. 
Paolo Marchetti is an award-winning photographer based in Rome, Italy.
He has worked for thirteen years in the cinematographic and commercial industry and his projects often look at long-term political issues. 
He has covered stories in Brazil, Cuba, China and Central Africa.
Heroes' Square in Budapest, Hungary, is where various factions gather annually under the imposing statue called The Millenium Memorial
Heroes' Square in Budapest, Hungary, is where various factions gather annually under the imposing statue called The Millenium Memorial
Fascist known as Armando pictured smoking a Cuban cigar in his flat close to Rome in June 2010
Fascist known as Armando pictured smoking a Cuban cigar in his flat close to Rome in June 2010
Two skinhead members of far-right groups admiring the countryside view near the German town of Memmingen, Bavaria
Two skinhead members of far-right groups admiring the countryside view near the German town of Memmingen, Bavaria
Another photo shows a man displaying a tattoo on his arm which reads 'Jedem das Seine' translated as 'To Each His Own' - a slogan used at Buchenwald concentration camp
Another photo shows a man displaying a tattoo on his arm which reads 'Jedem das Seine' translated as 'To Each His Own' - a slogan used at Buchenwald concentration camp
The 'Prima Porta' cemetery in Rome showing the SPQR Skins  commemorating a comrade who died a few years ago
The 'Prima Porta' cemetery in Rome showing the SPQR Skins commemorating a comrade who died a few years ago
The photographer captured leading Italian fascists gathered to celebrate a birthday in Rome in 2010
The photographer captured leading Italian fascists gathered to celebrate a birthday in Rome in 2010
A skinhead from northern Italy on a rented bus travelling south for a gathering on all Italian skins
A skinhead from northern Italy on a rented bus travelling south for a gathering on all Italian skins
Also photographed was a fascist holding a torch during a march in the Roman winter in December 2009
Also photographed was a fascist holding a torch during a march in the Roman winter in December 2009
The photographer captured a group of Italian skinheads during the outward journey for a concert in southern Italy
The photographer captured a group of Italian skinheads during the outward journey for a concert in southern Italy