October 14, 2006

Over 2,000 protest in Nuremberg against neo-Nazi march

Oct 14

Several radical leftist and alternative groups on Saturday demonstrated in the southern city of Nuremberg against a planned neo-Nazi march, DPA said.

More than 2,000 people -- among them students and trade union activists -- took to the streets in Nuremberg's city center to protest peacefully against the neo-Nazi gathering which was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nazi war crime trial.

Neo-Nazi demonstrations have at times turned violent in Germany as radical leftist and anarchist groups have led fierce street battles with far-right extremists.

A resurgent and violent neo-Nazi movement is especially strong in eastern Germany where foreigners are scapegoated for the worsening economic situation and high unemployment rate in the region.

Racially-motivated assaults on foreigners continue to plague formerly communist eastern Germany.


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