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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