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The far-right threat

Spotting Far Right Codes

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White supremacists and the far right often use codes to mark their territory and communicate with one another. They may look harmless but they have hidden meanings that carry extremely violent messages.

The numbers below are codes often used by far-right extremists. If you see them tattooed on someone, carved on a school desk or graffitied in your area, contact Small Steps at info@smallsteps.ltd or call our hotline 07539 220 683 for more information and advice.

  • 14 14, or Fourteen Words, is a Nazi symbol referring to the white supremacist slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children”.
  • 18 18 is code for Adolf Hitler. The number comes from the position of the letters in the alphabet (1=A and 8=H). It’s commonly associated with the British white supremacist group Combat 18 or C18.
  • 28 28 is a white supremacist code for Blood & Honour, a UK-based neo-Nazi music promotion network with branches across the world.
  • 88 88 is a neo-Nazi code standing for Heil Hitler, the Nazi salute. The number 8 represents the letter H.
  • 318 318 is code for British white supremacist group Combat 18 – 3 representing C, and 18 Adolf Hitler.

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