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Germany: Fascist anti-mosque march clashes with anti-fascists00:54

Germany: Fascist anti-mosque march clashes with anti-fascists

Germany, Eisenach
March 16, 2013 at 22:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

GERMANY: Fascist anti-mosque march clashes with anti-fascists

Around fifty members of the extreme right-wing German Democratic Party (NDP) demonstrated Saturday in Eisenach, Germany, against the construction of a local mosque. Anti-facist groups held a counter demonstration at the Luther Memorial on Karlsplatz, parading colourful umbrellas and a human chain protesting for religous freedom.

According to the local Islamic Cultural Centre, Eisenach does not have a mosque but a prayer room, particularly used for Friday prayer.

Founded in 1964 as a successor to the German National Socialist Party, the NDP has been often described as a neo-Nazi, xenophobic and anti-European Union organisation. In 2003, efforts in the German Parliament to ban the NDP were brought to a halt after it was revealed that a number of NDP members were working as agents and informants for the German secret services.

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GERMANY: Fascist anti-mosque march clashes with anti-fascists

Around fifty members of the extreme right-wing German Democratic Party (NDP) demonstrated Saturday in Eisenach, Germany, against the construction of a local mosque. Anti-facist groups held a counter demonstration at the Luther Memorial on Karlsplatz, parading colourful umbrellas and a human chain protesting for religous freedom.

According to the local Islamic Cultural Centre, Eisenach does not have a mosque but a prayer room, particularly used for Friday prayer.

Founded in 1964 as a successor to the German National Socialist Party, the NDP has been often described as a neo-Nazi, xenophobic and anti-European Union organisation. In 2003, efforts in the German Parliament to ban the NDP were brought to a halt after it was revealed that a number of NDP members were working as agents and informants for the German secret services.