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German Police Round Up 231 Skinheads at Radical Rock Fest
     ERFURT, Germany (AP) - German police, acting on a tip, rounded
 up 231 neo-Nazis headed for an extreme-right rock concert.
     Police took most of the skinheads into custody Saturday at
 railway stations and on autobahns before they reached the concert
 hall in Triptis, a town near this eastern German city.
     Police confiscated knives, baseball bats, starter pistols and
 other weapons, as well as illegal neo-Nazi propaganda.
     Criminal charges are being prepared against 51 of the skinheads,
 accusing them of illegal weapons possession, possessing racist
 propaganda and displaying illegal Nazi paraphernalia. The other 180
 were released.
     Interior Minister Richard Dewes of Thuringia state told
 reporters Sunday the arrests show that eastern Germany won't
 tolerate being used as a parade ground for violence-prone

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