Sunday, 17 August 2003

Throwing the Book at them

From the Sydney Morning Herald :
German police detained 71 neo-Nazis during a march in memory of Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess in the Bavarian town where he was buried after his 1987 suicide.

Police said they deployed 1,000 officers to prevent trouble at the march, which drew 2,600 neo-Nazis to Wunsiedel.

Demonstrators were detained for displaying outlawed Nazi symbols like the swastika, or for carrying weapons such as knives, tear gas spray and a baseball bat, police spokesman Klaus Bernhardt said.

All 71 were released without charges by this evening,
That'll teach 'em.
About 400 people had rallied against the marchers in the north-eastern Bavarian town.
Thereby proving that, just as there are racist morons everywhere, there are some people with the courage to stand up to them.

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