Anti-Nazi Demonstrators Clash with Delegates to National Democratic Party Parley

Anti-Nazi demonstrators clashed in Stuttgart yesterday with delegates to the right-wing National Democratic Party’s (NPD) convention which opened there despite objections from the city fathers. Students and trade unionists shouted "Nazi pigs" and "brown rats" and hurled missiles at the 600 delegates and 400 guests as they left the meeting hall. Party chairman Adolf Von Thadden had to leave by a side door under police protection.

The Stuttgart municipality had banned the gathering of the reputedly neo-Nazi party and locked the meeting hall in defiance of a court injunction against the ban. The hall was opened by a locksmith sent by the court. Mr. Von Thadden got an enthusiastic reception from the delegates who endorsed the platform on which the NPD will present its candidates for election to the Bundestag (lower house) next September. It calls for a general amnesty for all Nazi war criminals and a ban on student demonstrations.

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