Neo-Nazis Attack Tourists in Mongolia

Mongolian President condemns attack on Chinese tourists in Khentii after photos surface on social media.

Tova Dvorin ,

Neo-Nazis (illustrative)
Neo-Nazis (illustrative)

Neo-Nazism has reared its head again - this time, as far away as Mongolia. 

On March 28, a group known as Khukh Mongol (Blue Mongolia) attacked a group of Chinese tourists in eastern Mongolia, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua, as they toured the Burkhan Khaldun mountain in Khentii province. 

The tourists were reportedly forced to kneel. One photo from the incident is circulating on Twitter. 

The Chinese tourists apparently never approached the Chinese embassy over the incident, nor the local authorities, but photos and videos from the attack went viral on social media. 

Ulan Bator's Mayor Erdene Bat-Uul formally apologized for the incident on Thursday; Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj condemned the incident, warning against "harmful" extremism and calling for Mongolia to be an open and friendly country.