Police in Hannover arrested some 40 neo-Nazis and sympathizers during an unauthorized rally by the Nazis in that city. Among those arrested were six British soldiers stationed in the “Rhein army” in West Germany and one French civilian who participated in the rally. It was the first time the British soldiers serving in Germany since the end of World War II were arrested as neo-Nazi activists.
Police said the soldiers and French civilian were arrested to protect them from angry anti-Nazi demonstrators who clashed with them. The neo-Nazis were in Hannover for a meeting of an organization called the “People’s Socialist Movement of Germany.” The participants at the meeting ranged in ages from 17 to 52 and carried with them large quantities of neo-Nazi propaganda material.
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