WEIRD NEWS
11/21/2011 04:11 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2011

Neo-Nazi Group Adopts A Road In Delaware

When they're not pining for world domination by the Aryan race, a neo-Nazi group also makes time for picking up litter in Delaware.

State transportation officials rejected previous attempts by Edward McBride to adopt a stretch of road, because he wanted the sign to say the National Socialist Freedom Movement Nazi Party cared for the street, according to The Wilmington News-Journal.

But McBride, 24, and his wife Katelyn McManus successfully got a modified name of the white-supremacist group along two-miles of Cedar Grove Road outside Lewes, the newspaper reports. Two bright blue adopt-a-highway signs credit the Freedom Party with keeping it clean.

Hate groups around the country have shown an interest in using the trash-pickup programs as a way to spread their anti-minority message. The National Socialist Movement let Brighton, Colo. residents know they were in the area and "doing good things," according to a spokesman, by adopting a highway last year.

In Missouri, opponents fought back when a Nazi group got its named emblazoned on a sign. The National Socialist Movement volunteered to clean a highway outside Springfield, but their sign upset people who in turn pushed state lawmakers to pass a bill in to rename a longer portion of the highway after a prominent Jewish thinker who resettled in the U.S. after fleeing Nazi Germany.

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