Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Demonstrators allowed to protest neo-Nazi march

Share this article

Demonstrators allowed to protest neo-Nazi march
Photo: DPA
15:12 CEST+02:00
A last-minute court ruling enabled around 1,000 people to take part in a demonstration in Lower Saxony on Saturday to protest an annual march by neo-Nazis.

The site of British army interrogation of Nazis between 1945 and 1947, the town of Bad Nenndorf has attracted neo-Nazis staging a "remembrance" march for the last five years.

The Hannover administrative court gave permission for the neo-Nazi march on Friday, but banned a counter demonstration, only for the upper administrative court in Lüneburg to countermand that ban in the evening.

The demonstration organised by the German trades union association was thus allowed – and around 1,000 people showed up with banners reading "Bad Nenndorf defends itself" and "German perpetrators are not victims."

They were limited by the court to holding a rally rather than marching through the town or going near the neo-Nazi rally, where about 850 people gathered.

A small group disrupted the neo-Nazi march, managing to drive a small bus and trailer behind the police barriers and unload a concrete pyramid.

Four people chained themselves to it - around 100 metres from the planned neo-Nazi rally point.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement