Hundreds of so-called ‘anti-fascists’ have rushed a line of police in Germany, after they were prevented from clashing with Neo-Nazis. They threw bottles and fireworks, injuring two police officers.
Around 2,500 ‘anti-fascists’ – 500 of whom were involved in the violence – had turned up in the West German town of Bochum to oppose a march by the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NDP).
The NDP have been described as, “the most significant neo-Nazi party to emerge after 1945”, but have always failed to register more than five per cent support at the polls, or win any sort of representation in the Germany legislature, the Bundestag. However they have won local and state elections and their support has been growing lately. There has even been talk of making a run for chancellor in the next election which is of extreme concern to the Left.
According to Bild, a police cordon near the train station met the 500 ‘anti-fascists’ as they arrived in Bochum from the nearby cities of Dortmund and Essen.