Copyright, 1994. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. BERLIN (AP) -- A police commander was suspended Monday for not blocking a meeting of extreme rightists disguised as a rock concert and held in a small town outside Berlin. Police said about 900 rightists from all over Germany gathered in Ruedersdorf, a town of about 10,000 on the eastern outskirts of Berlin, and spent Saturday evening singing racist songs and exchanging neo-Nazi literature, which is illegal in Germany. The town administration of Ruedersdorf, where citizen's anti-crime patrols have been active for about a year because of inadequate police presence, complained that police hadn't stopped the extremists' meeting. The town demanded action from the government of Brandenburg state, which surrounds Berlin. Police headquarters in the city of Frankfurt an der Oder said the police commander in charge had been suspended and would face a disciplinary hearing. It said he had been given "unmistakable notice" the day before the concert that the meeting had to be banned. Police in Brandenburg state were embarrassed by a similar incident in the summer of 1993 when hundreds of neo-Nazis came together at an event disguised as a concert.
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