From the Archives, 1972: Mob destroys Nazi Party house in St. Albans

First published in The Age on June 12, 1972

Mob goes on rampage at Nazi Party house

Anti-Nazi demonstrators rampaged through a St. Albans house yesterday smashing windows and doors and wrecking several rooms.

The triple-fronted brick veneer house in Beaver Street, St. Albans, is rented by Mr. Cass Young, national organiser of the Australian Nazi Party.

About 100 people raided the house following a protest meeting in the City Square yesterday.

They stormed through several rooms, wrecking furniture, smashing doors and windows, and burning clothes.

The kitchen stove was ripped out, and a bungalow at the rear of the house wrecked.

Police said nobody was home when the raiders arrived.

Mr. Young said last night the house was the Victorian headquarters of the Nazi Party and his office was in one of the rooms.

About 200 people had gathered earlier in the City Square to protest about the National Congress of the Nazi Party which was being held behind closed doors, under police guard, in a South Melbourne hall.

Read the article in The Age.