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Neo-Nazi group banned in Brandenburg

The Local · 11 Apr 2011, 14:01

Published: 11 Apr 2011 10:20 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Apr 2011 14:01 GMT+02:00

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Interior Minister Dietmar Woidke announced in Potsdam that the Freie Kräfte Teltow-Fläming, or the "Free Forces of Teltow-Fläming," would be the sixth such organization to be banned in the state since 1995.

The last right-wing extremist group to be banned was the Schutzbund Deutschland in 2006.

A large police contingent of some 175 stormed group locations in Blankenfelde-Mahlow and Zossen early on Monday, confiscating evidence.

"To enforce the ban, raids have been ongoing since the early morning hours today as part of a major search and confiscation operation by the police," the ministry said in a statement.

According to domestic intelligence service reports from 2010, the neo-Nazi Freie Kräfte Teltow-Fläming has been active since 2006. Last year it had about 50 members, mainly in the northern cities of the Teltow-Fläming county.

Its influence has been responsible for a rise in right-wing extremist activity in the region, the report said.

On its website the group calls for a "revolutionary national socialism," in a reference to the Nazis' declared ideology, and its members regularly seek out confrontations with political opponents, authorities said.

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Members have been held responsible for the January 2010 arson of a Zossen anti-racist group’s “House of Democracy,” which was completely destroyed.


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Your comments about this article

16:23 April 11, 2011 by Altdude
So now, having been banned six times, the group must change its letterhead once again. Yea, that should work, Brandenburgmeisters.
16:32 April 11, 2011 by bramblebush
So, there is no such thing as free political expression in Germany? I really don't see much difference between these Neos and the Republican party back in the states...
18:51 April 11, 2011 by Ludinwolf

But it seems that the republicans prefer another strategy when calling for their ''rights'' over other culture ppl in the country... not torching places neither directly harming other nationals... better saying ppl that have other colour.

If neo nazis **** heads have a point, this point they wont ever reach on an agreement cuz there is no way we can accept free violence ( at least in physical terms) they can scream, cry, throw their feet, but going out in the night and attacking immigrants, by blind judgement that all the immigrants are what they think is WRONG. But if not nazi, other violent style gang would apper... being neo nazi is just another way of trying to fulfill what is missing in some dudes.

I love that movie "American History X".
18:58 April 11, 2011 by wenddiver
Young people need an Army to join or they create their own.
15:35 April 12, 2011 by quintak
As an American, I find it rather sad how so many in Germany are so naive about conservatives. It is amazing how they think all conservatives are Republicans, yet know very little of what they believe in. The American constitution is like no other in existence and a marvelous thing. Conservatives are in general not violent and those above are expressing how neo-nazis and republicans are alike? Shameful ignorant people and that is not the Germany I knew.
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