Tuesday 18 December 2018

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march through Berlin

Stones and bottles were thrown at some of the far-right protesters.

Marchers in Berlin carry a banner reading ‘I don’t regret anything’ (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
Marchers in Berlin carry a banner reading ‘I don’t regret anything’ (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colours of the German Reich marched through central Berlin on Saturday, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear.

Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said officers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged sit-down protests along the route of the march.

He added that stones and bottles were thrown at some of the far-right protesters, but could not say how many people were injured.

The far-right protesters wore white shirts to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess and carried banners with slogans such as “I regret nothing.”

Hess, who received a life sentence at the Nuremberg trials for his role in planning the Second World War, died on August 17, 1987.

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