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JAN 23, 2020
Germany outlaws #neoNazi group 'Combat 18' Deutschland +
200+ police officers carry out raids in six German states, seizing cellphones, computers, unspecified weaponry, Nazi memorabilia and #propaganda

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Germany banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said was a “clear message” against the growing far-right #extremism in the country.
The group had spread “far-right extremism and anti-Semitic hatred” in German society by producing neo-Nazi music and staging concerts for extremist bands, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said
Combat 18:
18=AH (Adolf Whatshisface)

—founded in Britain — early 90s
—militant wing of British National Party
—has since spawned chapters in several EU countries
Germany sees regular protests by neo-Nazi groups, but the country has strict laws governing the glorification of the country's Nazi past.
Germany's #extremist #sovereigncitizen movements,
"Reich Citizen" and "Selbstverwalter" are RAPIDLY GROWING

Their members are prepared to commit
"the most serious acts of violence," according to a report released by the German daily Bild.
"Reich Citizens" and "Selbstverwalter"
#sovereigncitizens —loose grouping of people in Germany who do not recognize the authority of the current system of government.

There is no unified structure and several groups use the names despite very different belief systems.
JAN 2017: Germany's highest court rejected a bid by parliament's upper house to ban neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD), ruling that although it held a similar ideology to the Nazis, it was too small to endanger German democracy.
NPD
6,000 members
founded in 1964 as a successor to the neo-fascist German Reich Party and rails against foreigners and campaigns with the slogan, "Germany for the Germans."

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