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German police break up neo-Nazi rally
    LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, April 6 (Reuter) - German police said
 on Thursday they had broken up a neo-Nazi rally, seizing knives
 and banned racist propaganda material.
    The police in Stuttgart said 25 rightists aged 18 to 25 had
 tried to hold a meeting in a bar in the city of Ludwigsburg on
 Wednesday night.
    In Dortmund, a court handed down suspended sentences and
 fines on 11 neo-Nazis who had threatened leftists and scrawled
 banned racist and Nazi slogans on walls.
    It said the defendants, aged 20 to 27, had ``terrorised''
 members of a left-wing group through hate mail and telephone
    In Dresden, several hundred people gathered to mourn the
 death four years ago of the first foreign victim of neo-Nazi
 violence in east Germany since unification in 1990.
    Jorge Gomondai, 28, from Mozambique, died days after he
 jumped out of a moving tram to escape from racist thugs.
    The mourners attended a church service and then marched
 silently through the city to the spot where he suffered his
 fatal injuries.
    At least 30 people, mainly foreigners, have been killed in a
 surge of neo-Nazi violence since German unification.

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