Germany's top neo-Nazi group raided: ministry

7th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Germany's interior ministry said it had staged nationwide dawn raids Tuesday on the country's largest neo-Nazi group.

The raids took place at 6:00am (0400 GMT) on members of the HNG group, described by the ministry as being comprised of around 600 "neo-Nazis and violent members of the far-right subculture."

"The HNG is currently the largest neo-Nazi group in Germany," the ministry said.

It is suspected of contacting imprisoned far-right activists and spurring them on to further "battle against the system," added the statement.

"Far-right groups like the HNG do not conform to our Constitution and threaten the cohesion of society," said interior ministry official Klaus-Dieter Fritsche.

© 2010 AFP

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