Former Nazi collaborationists and Waffen SS members marched through the Latvian capital to mark Legion Day, an unofficial holiday in the Baltic country that honors those who died fighting on the German side during World War II.
White supremacist groups are stepping up efforts to recruit students on college campuses, according to a report published Monday by the Anti-Defamation League.
Since the academic year started in September, white supremacist groups have targeted college campuses 104 times with anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and racist fliers, posters and stickers, the report found. The incidents took place in 25 states.
This level of recruitment on college campuses is unprecedented, said Oren Segal, the director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism and one of the authors of the report. “White supremacists have on occasion tried to attract younger people, but not on the level we’ve seen at this time and in the diversity of ways,” he said. “They view young people as bringing energy to a movement. What they want to do is try to recruit a new generation of people to carry on their messages to the future.”
Maik Schneider, a local National Democratic Party (NPD) politician, was convicted of arson by a Potsdam court.
He was given an additional 18-month prison term for other offences.
The hall in Nauen, just west of Berlin, was burnt down in August 2015 as large numbers of asylum seekers arrived in Germany.
The Union des organisations islamiques de France [UOIF] (Union of Islamic Associations) is the main Muslim lobby group in France, similar to CAIR in the US or the Muslim Council of Britain in the UK. They hold an annual conference, which was due to start today. But the conference was disrupted and delayed by activists from Generation Identity.
The killing of a teenage anti-fascist militant after an altercation with far-right skinheads in early June prompted fears of a resurgence of far-right violence. But the evidence suggests the leftists may have been the aggressors.
The death of a leftist militant at the hands of a skinhead gang in Paris on June 5 may not have been a clear-cut case of far-right aggression, following a report on CCTV footage of the event in which the leftist militant is seen throwing the first punch.
Security bosses in Berlin revealed more than 600 Far Right extremists served with arrest warrants have completely fallen off the radar.
Now there are fears the mob is forming “terrorist structures” in a plot to wage war on migrants and asylum seekers.
Hundreds turned up to demonstrate for and against the right-wing LEGIDA group, the local group of PEGIDA, the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe.
Pro-refugee demonstrators assembled in numbers in the eastern city of Leipzig to combat the anti-Muslim group’s march.
Heavy police presence was arranged to try to prevent violent clashes between the two groups.
In the footage, protesters can be heard chanting while some raise flags in the air before smoke begins to fill the streets.
A WHITE supremacist petition which was passed around a school and promoted “the supreme White race” but labelled black people as a “scourge” who “invented” stealing, rape and basketball, has been condemned by school officials.