The complete list of American cities where neo-Nazis are known to operate

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The number of neo-Nazi and other radical right-wing hate groups increased during President Donald Trump's ascent to power, according to a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

From 2015 to 2016, the number of hate groups rose from 892 to 917, as fringe groups worked their way into the mainstream through Trump, whom white nationalists see as an ally to their cause. 

"2016 was an unprecedented year for hate," Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the SPLC and editor of the organization's Intelligence Report, said. "The country saw a resurgence of white nationalism that imperils the racial progress we've made, along with the rise of a president whose policies reflect the values of white nationalists."

Of those 917 hate groups, 99 of them are classified as neo-Nazi organizations, according to the SPLC's Hate Map. They exist all across the country, and cities both big and small have experienced neo-Nazi and white nationalist activity

Residents of Whitefish, Montana — the 7,000-person town where alt-right poster boy Richard Spencer has a home — said they experienced anti-Semitic trolling and threats from neo-Nazis after the town issued a proclamation denouncing Spencer, the Guardian reported. Business owners in the resort town said they faced messages like, "Your time is up, you leftist faggot" and "Hitler Claus is coming to town." The Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi hate site that may have influenced Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, called for a 200-person armed march through the town to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to the Guardian. The march did not happen — Standing Rock veterans and anti-fascist demonstrators turned up instead — but the harassment and threats made international headlines and put the small town on edge.

In California and Washington, neo-Nazi literature and recruitment posters have been found on college campuses.

And two Jewish cemeteries — one in Philadelphia and another in St. Louis — were vandalized in the same week amid a spike in bomb threats against Jewish community centers. 

We appear to be seeing a re-energizing of neo-Nazi and other hate groups in the United States. 

Here is a complete list of cities home to neo-Nazi groups, according to the SPLC:

A neo-Nazi rally in 2010.
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Alabama

Cullman

Arizona

Phoenix

Tucson

California

Los Angeles

Mountain View

Santa Cruz

Santa Monica

Colorado

Denver

Florida

Brandon

Orlando

Georgia

Villa Rica

Illinois

Bloomington

Canton

Lyons

Taylorville

Wood River

Indiana

Indianapolis

Warsaw

Iowa

Amana

Kentucky 

Louisville

Louisiana

Converse

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Cambridge

Lowell

Michigan

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Westland

Wyandotte

Missouri

Grovespring

St. Louis

Nebraska

Fairbury

Lincoln

Nevada

Carson City

Las Vegas

New York

Astoria

New York City

North Carolina

Asheville

Charlotte

Raleigh

Ohio

Columbus

Worthington

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

South Dakota

Rapid City

Tennessee

Laurel Bloomery

Nashville

Texas

Austin

Dallas

San Antonio

Wichita Falls

Vermont

Burlington

Washington

Seattle

Spokane

West Virginia

Hillsboro

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

There are also a number of statewide neo-Nazi groups that are not affiliated with a specific city. In addition to the states listed above, there are statewide groups based in Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

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