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Left-wing violence feared for Unity Day

The Local · 1 Oct 2010, 09:54

Published: 01 Oct 2010 09:54 GMT+02:00

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The president of Lower Saxony's Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Werner Wargel, told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that authorities had found blatant calls on leftist websites for arson attacks and sabotage.

“We are observing a strong mobilisation of violent, left-wing extremists in the lead-up to Unity Day celebrations,” he said.

Some threats were directed at organisers of the Unity Day celebrations, he said.

These celebrations will centre on the city of Bremen, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff among the high-profile guests.

“According to our information, the calls are especially attributable to the so-called ‘anti-German’ elements, which are within the far-left extremist scene.”

Statistics over the past year have shown a dramatic rise in violence committed by Autonomen – loosely-organised extremists who do not answer to any particular group or hierarchy.

These threats should be taken very seriously, Wargel said.

Unity Day on Sunday will celebrate 20 years since Germany formally reunified after decades of division into the communist East and democratic West during the Cold War.

There was, on the whole, a “new quality of readiness to commit violence” in the left-wing extremist scene, he said. He pointed by way of example to an 85-page handbook circulating in the scene, called “Prisma,” which amounted to a guide for violence.

“There hasn’t before been such an encyclopaedia for anarchist violence,” he said.

It contained expert instructions such as how a person “makes firebombs, prepares for criminal activity, avoids leaving evidence or counters police measures,” he said.

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There might also be attacks on nuclear waste transport vehicles, he said.

“There is a series of indications that nuclear waste transport will be attacked this year by a large number of violence far-left extremists.”

This kind of activity was also dealt with in detail by “Prisma,” Wargel said.

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10:46 October 1, 2010 by raandy
Can someone clarify, what "anti German" elements are..are they Germans that have turned against their Gov. or outsiders,, people looking for an excuse to commit violence.or do they have a political agenda..???
12:11 October 1, 2010 by DinhoPilot
uuuuh uhhh More fun! Left power
12:28 October 1, 2010 by Frenemy
I say we take all the worlds extremists (Left and Right) and put them on Antarctica to let them fight it out! (apologies to the penguins for the collateral damage)
12:44 October 1, 2010 by Jason2
I would also love if someone could explain what these guys are all about (seriously).

Do they still hate Germany because of 2WW and just hate everything about Germany?

Or is it because they think there should be no borders and countrys at all and the world should be just one big "country"?

I seriously want to understand these people!?
13:32 October 1, 2010 by domiDDD
I´m glad they advertised the encyclopaedia for anarchist, now I can send it to all the middle-wing activists.
14:19 October 1, 2010 by Barry James
Along with Paper Mache heads of their intended targets, the Left just love a little violence at any demonstration, they have to draw the main stream media's attention somehow, for their message - along with their Green confederates, was and is now being largely ignored by the more intelligent and thinking people of the World. So really they are now just expensive pests and parasites.
17:09 October 1, 2010 by lordkorner
I too have a problem with these so called leftists /anti fa,whatever. I use to think they were OK because they were anti fascists,but then I've come across them in certain football stadiums and there just as bad as any Nazi with their hate rhetoric. I see guys with these shirts with Hate You written on the back,and I always feel like going up to them ,giving them a head butt and saying Hate you too...fuc**ng idiots.
17:12 October 1, 2010 by XCen
I think, they are simply not educated.

Narrow-minded teens.
22:18 October 1, 2010 by proclusian
Please. What websites are these, exactly, besides those with the 'Prisma' document, which is not date-specific?

Yes, anything to justify the ratcheting up of the violence from the police and other security services. Prisma has been around for a while and is in no way tied specifically to Unity Day.

This has more to do with the mood of polemic surrounding the anti-Stuttgart 21 movement than it has to do with reality. I don't know why The Local publishes this crap.
22:41 October 1, 2010 by VoodooDingy
Instead of attacking school kids and old women at Stuttgart21 for no reason, the police should batter that leftist mob into the mud! But as usual, leftist mobs are tolerated and often supported by most european countries.

But I could be all wrong, perhaps it's just a bunch of frustrated Hartz-IV-bums, angry at their low 5-euro-raise! lol
23:50 October 1, 2010 by Bildad
When will you people get it? Whenever there is mob violence you can bet it's the Left. Even when the Right has a march or gathering, like in Dresden, if there is violence it's instigated and pressed by the antifa and other leftist thugs. The media usually misinforms by stating that there was a "neo-nazi march where violence took place". Sure, but by whom?Many members of the Right may look a bit like 'toughs' but they are generally pretty law abiding.
01:53 October 2, 2010 by Bishopbayern
left wing unity! dont make me laugh. The left cant hold it together for a minute, buch of rats in a sack....all trying to out high ground each other and very few paying a euro in tax! The left are a 20th Century concept whose time has gone, never worked or showered in my opinion
08:02 October 2, 2010 by wenddiver
They like the left so much, arest them and deport to North Korea.
12:56 October 2, 2010 by Frank84
Anti Germans are left radical people, who are against Germany, especially against their national pride. They are against Germany in consideration of the crimes of NS between 1933 till 1945 and the non-processing of german guilty in post-fascist Germany after '45. Nowadays you will find a great many of racist and anti-semitc resentments in the german society. studies can prove it. The nationalism can promote this development. Basically I support critisism on that celebration. Nevertheless I reject violence, but I think violence isn't the goal of the left.
20:31 October 2, 2010 by Joshontour
Would love to see these guys walk through the side of town I grew up in. Problem solved.
03:49 October 3, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Some nazis are trolling. Check it out.
01:40 October 4, 2010 by ww77ww
Antifascism is the new fascism. The extremeleft brings nothing to the table but hypocrisy and the social marxism of political correctness.

If there was right wing violence feared, a few dozen would be in jail already.
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