Archive/File: fascism/germany reuter.032695g Last-Modified: 1995/04/02 German police detain hundreds of skinheads ERFURT, Germany, March 26 (Reuter) - German police detained more than 200 radical right-wing skinheads as they tried to gather in the eastern state of Thueringen for an unathorised weekend concert, authorities said on Sunday. Thueringen Interior Minister Richard Dewes said police, backed by units from two neighbouring states, took 231 people into custody as they arrived from around the country for a concert in the town of Triptis. Twenty-two people faced charges for weapons offences or for displaying insignias of banned organisations, he said. In all around 400 to 500 extreme rightists from 11 states arrived for the concert. Dewes said it indicated how skinhead groups have become increasingly interlinked. Neo-Nazi violence, often directed against foreigners, surged after German unification in 1990 but has waned of late.
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