DAILYKENN.com -- Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of "far-right" activists took to the street in Plauen, Germany. The media promptly labeled the activists "neo-Nazis" and "extreme right."
— Felix M. Steiner (@FelixMSteiner) May 1, 2019
The March was apparently hosted by The Third Way (Der Dritte Web) political party, an off shoot of the larger NPD.
The ideology of the party is difficult to discern considering the media refers to most right-of-center groups as "far right" or "neo-Nazi" and the party's website, der-dritte-web.info, is offline.
Most photos of the march were cropped to make the group look much smaller than it actually was.
The media declined to cite a reason for the march, but warned readers the group was dangerous, that Jews were fearful, and repeatedly made efforts to connect the party to Nazism.
From telegraph.co.uk ▼
More than 12,000 neo-Nazis are active and prepared to use violence in Germany, according to a stark assessment by the country’s intelligence servives which was made public on Friday.
Details of the disturbing assessment were disclosed in a written answer from the German interior ministry to a parliamentary question after hundreds of neo-Nazis openly marched to mark May Day in eastern Germany.
Intelligence services believe there are currently more than 24,000 neo-Nazis in Germany, more than 12,700 of whom are prepared to use violence against the state, the interior ministry wrote.
Around 500 neo-Nazi activists marched through the eastern town of Plauen on May Day wearing shirts with the slogan “National. Revolutionary. Socialist”, and chanting “Free, Social and Nationalist”.
The march was held by the Third Way, a small far-Right party is under surveillance by German domestic intelligence, which says it has a “clear connection to the ideology of the Nazis”.
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