BONN (Jul. 24)
Ten people, including several policemen, were injured, some of them seriously, during 40 minutes of fighting between police and about 100 neo-Nazis who were meeting illegally in the north German city of Altenstadt over the weekend. About 20 members of the Aktionsfront Nationaler Sozialisten (Action Front of National Socialists) were arrested. Fighting developed when the participants–armed with sticks, glasses, bottles and other objects–tried to resist attempts by the local police to break up the meeting. The police had to call for reinforcements from nearby Hamburg.