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1. Toronto Star, April 11, 1995
2. New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 1995
3. Canadian Jewish News, April 20, 1995
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1. Toronto Star, April 11, 1995

Neo-Nazi musician is guilty of assault
By Mark Bourrie
Special to the Star

OTTAWA - Anti-racism activists say yesterday's conviction of a Toronto
neo-Nazi leader has shattered a powerful pillar of Canada's white
supremacy movement.

[Burdi convicted of] assault causing bodily harm for kicking an
anti-Nazi activist in the face... 

...concert to recruit high school students to the Heritage Front.

...broken up by anti-racist protesters and the Ottawa police riot
squad.

[...]

2. New York Times (International)

White Supremacist Is Convicted
By The New York Times

TORONTO, April 12 - The leader and founder of a white supremacist
music and publishing network based in Detroit has been found guilty
of aggravated assault in a melee between white-power supporters and
anti-racist demonstrators in Ottawa in 1993.

[...]

Mr. Burdi, a Canadian citizen, could be barred from entering the
United States under immigration regulations that exclude foreigners
with criminal records.

[...]

3. The Canadian Jewish News			April 20, 1995

From Coast to Coast

Burdi convicted
By Paul Lungen
CJN Staff Reporter

TORONTO - The assault conviction last week of a key Canadian
neo-Nazi is expected to put a damper on white supremacy plans to
recruit young people.

The conviction will also prevent George Burdi, 24, from entering the
United States. In recent years Burdi, a resident of Woodbridge,
Ont., has produced hate recordings in Detroit under the Resistance
Records label. He is also involved with _Resistance_ magazine.

Last week in Ottawa, a seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated for
almost five hours before finding Burdi guilty of kicking an
anti-racist in the face during a wild brawl at the Canadian War
Memorial on May 29, 1993.

Alicia Reckzin, 22, suffered a broken nose in the attack.

Burdi was in Ottawa with his band RaHoWa (Racial Holy War) to play a
concert, which was broken up by anti-racists and the Ottawa police
riot squad. Later, a group of white supremacists roamed through
downtown Ottawa and Burdi and Heritage Front leader Wolfgang Droege
led a charge into a group of anti-racists.

Droege, who entered the court wearing leg shackles, testified that
he, not Burdi, led the charge against the anti-racists.

Burdi will be sentenced on May 11.



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