German town closes shutters on neo-Nazi demo

30th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 June 2007, Cottbus, Germany (dpa) - Residents and business people in the eastern German city of Cottbus shut up their shops and stayed off the streets Saturday in a demonstration of disapproval at a march by members of the neo-Nazi German National Democratic Party (NPD). Some 200 supporters had marched through virtually empty streets in the centre of the city to the south-east of Berlin that would normally have been packed with shoppers, a police spokesman said. Posters reading "NPD without us" were put

30 June 2007

Cottbus, Germany (dpa) - Residents and business people in the eastern German city of Cottbus shut up their shops and stayed off the streets Saturday in a demonstration of disapproval at a march by members of the neo-Nazi German National Democratic Party (NPD).

Some 200 supporters had marched through virtually empty streets in the centre of the city to the south-east of Berlin that would normally have been packed with shoppers, a police spokesman said.

Posters reading "NPD without us" were put up along the route by an association of city councillors, business people, trade unionists, churches and others.

"We wanted to tell them that we were not interested," Cottbus councillor responsible for security Lothar Nicht said.

Police said the right-wing march had passed without incident.

DPA


Subject: German news

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