"Racist violence more often right-wing"

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22 August 2007, AMSTERDAM – The percentage of racist violence stemming from the extreme right rose by 75 percent last year compared to 2005.

22 August 2007

AMSTERDAM – The percentage of racist violence stemming from the extreme right rose by 75 percent last year compared to 2005.

This has emerged from the Monitor for Racism and Extremism of the Anne Frank Foundation, the Volkskrant reported on Wednesday. The total number of violent attacks that were racially motivated fell however by 10 percent.

Primarily loosely organised extreme right organisations that are not officially registered or governed by an executive have increased in number and support, the report says. Organised extreme right wing parties, on the other hand, are waning in importance. The extreme right-wing National Alliance for instance threw in the towel at the end of July.

The report predicts further growth in the number of extreme right incidents this year, the newspaper reports. The number of neo-Nazi groups will also continue to grow this year.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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