Human chain blocks Dresden neo-Nazi march on firebombing’s anniversary

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Human chain blocks Dresden neo-Nazi march on firebombing’s anniversary

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Over 13,000 anti-Nazi protesters have formed a human chain in the center of Dresden, Germany to block the neo-Nazi march, which assembles annually to mark the anniversary of the allied bombing of the city in 1945, and spread extremist ideology.

­Around three thousand officers are policing the parallel processions. No clashes were reported between the two groups.

Wednesday’s demonstration for the ultra-right marks  the 68th anniversary of the bombing against the civilian population.  The neo-Nazis condemn the allied actions in the final months of World War II and claim the bombings to be war crimes.

Activists that oppose them, say that the neo-nazi march insults the memory of some 25,000 victims that died from the bombs. A number of high-profile politicians including parliamentary deputy president Wolfgang Thierse and Saxony’s state premier Stalislaw Tillich took part in the human…

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