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At least 10,000 Germans formed a human chain in Dresden on Saturday and stopped neo-Nazis

That's wrong. 10,000 people formed a human chain to hold a commemoration instead of the Nazis, while another 10,000 staged a blockade around the railway station where the Neo-Nazis gathered.

Such actions would be commonplace in West Germany, but less so in East Germany. The annual Dresden march was the last remaining regular big gathering of the Nazis, this was the first time it was prevented. Reading the long report in taz, most of the blockaders came from all around Germany.

When civil resistance wants to block a legal march of the far-right, police usually has no choice but to dissolve the blokades. But, while there were plenty of scuffles, this time the peaceful ones were dominant enough for police to not find a reason to dissolve the blockades.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Feb 14th, 2010 at 01:14:54 PM EST
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