Neo-Nazi group banned, police search 40 homes

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12 April 2005, POTSDAM - German authorities banned on Tuesday a neo-Nazi group and police searched more than 40 homes for documents and music glorifying the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.

12 April 2005

POTSDAM - German authorities banned on Tuesday a neo-Nazi group and police searched more than 40 homes for documents and music glorifying the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.

Joerg Schoenbohm, interior minister of the state of Brandenburg, said he had acted on 6 April to prohibit the Kameradschaft Hauptvolk (the Main People's Fellowship) and a sub-group code-named 'Sturm 27'.

Some 300 police were deployed early on Tuesday to enforce the ban, searching more than 40 properties in the Havelland district near Berlin as well as one home in Saxony-Anhalt and another in Lower Saxony state.

The minister said the Fellowship was a threat to the constitutional system.

Neo-Nazi groups have won large numbers of young recruits in recent years in the small towns of eastern Germany where unemployment is rife and much of the middle class has departed to the big cities.

DPA

Subject: German news

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