Police raid banned neo-Nazi group

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1 December 2004 , BERLIN - Police in Germany carried out a series of raids on a banned neo-Nazi group on Wednesday following allegations that rightists were secretly forging new links. Almost 30 homes and businesses were searched by officers in Saxony and Bavaria states, said authorities. The neo-Nazi group "Skinheads Saechsische Schweiz" or SSS was banned in 2001 after it pledged to "cleanse" parts of southern Saxony state of foreigners, drug addicts and leftists. At least 25 people are suspected of seek

1 December 2004  

BERLIN - Police in Germany carried out a series of raids on a banned neo-Nazi group on Wednesday following allegations that rightists were secretly forging new links.

Almost 30 homes and businesses were searched by officers in Saxony and Bavaria states, said authorities.

The neo-Nazi group "Skinheads Saechsische Schweiz" or SSS was banned in 2001 after it pledged to "cleanse" parts of southern Saxony state of foreigners, drug addicts and leftists.

At least 25 people are suspected of seeking to relaunch the SSS, police said.

About 125 people belonged to the movement, which had a further 200 sympathisers, at the time it was banned.

Saxony, which is in eastern Germany, drew international headlines in September after members of a far-right party, the National Democrats (NPD), won seats in the regional parliament.

The German government had sought to ban the NPD but was blocked from doing so by a high court ruling.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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