Man stabbed at Right Wing Resistance party in Christchurch

Right Wing Resistance founder Kyle Chapman.
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Right Wing Resistance founder Kyle Chapman.

A man has been arrested following a stabbing at a Right Wing Resistance party in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called to a property in New Brighton about 8pm on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.

"The alleged offender has minor injuries and the victim has moderate injuries. Both are in hospital."

On Monday, Detective Sergeant Mike Freeman said a 24-year-old man had been arrested and was due to appear in the Christchurch District Court, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

"There was an incident at an address in New Brighton where members of the Right Wing Resistance . . . were there celebrating."

Right Wing Resistance northern director Ash Cleeve said Saturday was the group's annual flag day, with several white power groups in Christchurch.

He said he was aware of an incident but would not comment further.

One person, who did not wish to be named, said he saw members of the Right Wing Resistance wearing black clothes and boots in central Christchurch on Saturday near the Bridge of Remembrance about 2pm. He saw them again in Cathedral Square later in the day.

"They were milling around with New Zealand flags, Union Jacks, cross of St George flags and a white power flag".

According to its website, the Right Wing Resistance is an "organised unified resistance movement".

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"Against mass immigration, the dilution of our european culture and pride, and the current multicultural agenda created by the current government networks designed to destroy our colonial rights and identity.

"We stand with an active structure that rewards those who work hard for the movement. Our primary purpose is to recruit like minded individuals and groups into an organisation of active men and women."

The group was founded by white supremacist and former leader of the National Front, Kyle Chapman. Chapman has led white pride marches in Christchurch and ran for the city's mayoralty in 2013.

 - Stuff

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