Scuffle Breaks Out as American Neo-Nazi Faces Court By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Helmeted riot police barred about 50 left-wing demonstrators from court Wednesday while a judge extended the arrest warrant for American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck. Lauck was arrested March 20 on an international arrest warrant from Germany while visiting a Copenhagen suburb. Dubbed the "Farm Belt Fuhrer" by his critics, Lauck allegedly has been the main supplier of propaganda to German neo-Nazis for the last 20 years from his base in Lincoln, Neb. Lauck was brought privately before a judge Wednesday so his arrest warrant could be extended three weeks. He now may be held in the Danish jail until April 26. The hearing was held in a second-floor courtroom at the Roskilde police building 25 miles west of Copenhagen. At first, about 10 anti-Nazi demonstrators on the ground floor were stopped before reaching the courtroom. Police said the demonstrators carried home-made wooden clubs and thick, 20-inch cables with handles. "Moments later, some 40 (demonstrators) dashed out of an old tourist bus and tried to enter the building," said a duty officer, speaking on condition of anonymity. "When they were kept at bay, they started throwing rocks and bottles at us and at the building." Three windows were smashed but no injuries were reported, said Police Inspector Soeren Henriksen. The demonstrators rushed back to the bus and headed for Copenhagen, police said. The vehicle was stopped in the city, but the protesters had changed clothes and police could not tell who had broken the windows. No arrests were made. Earlier, about 20 Danish neo-Nazis also had entered the building demanding access to Lauck's closed-door hearing. Their request was refused and they did not take part in the scuffle. Danish leftists have regularly clashed with right-wing groups in Denmark and southern Sweden. German authorities accuse Lauck of distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, incitement, encouraging racial hatred and belonging to a criminal group. If tried and convicted, he could be sent to jail for five years.
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