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Police affirm right-wing extremist celebration in Eschede

Right-wing radicals have been gathering on a farm near Eschede for many years. Photo: Alexander Körner/dpa

Right-wing extremists have been gathering on a farm close to Eschede for a few years. Photo

© Alexander Körner/dpa

Suspected right-wing radicals met for a celebration in Eschede – and it was not the primary time.

After a celebration by suspected right-wing extremists on a farm in Eschede within the Celle district, the police are investigating whether or not any legal offenses occurred. According to the data obtainable thus far, round 50 contributors have been on website, a police spokeswoman stated.

“It went on until late Saturday evening,” she stated of final weekend's occasion. She identified that it was an occasion on non-public property. “Different regulations apply there,” she stated.

People with black, pink and gold balaclavas?

According to a report within the every day newspaper “taz”, neo-Nazis from throughout Germany met final weekend for a solstice celebration. According to the report, the assembly was organized by the Young Nationalists, the social gathering youth group of the previous NPD, which is now referred to as Die Heimat.

The newspaper revealed images exhibiting some women and men sporting black, pink and gold balaclavas. They are standing round a fireplace with torches. According to the report, there have been rituals and symbols that date again to the Nazi period. The background and authenticity of the images couldn’t initially be verified.

Hof has been a gathering place for right-wing radicals for a few years

Right-wing extremists have been gathering on the farm close to Eschede for a few years, for instance at so-called solstice celebrations or harvest celebrations. The farm belongs to the Die Heimat social gathering. The police commonly patrol the realm to get an thought of ​​what’s going on, stated a police spokeswoman.

Demonstrations in opposition to right-wing extremism

Various organizations commonly name for protests in opposition to the occasions on the farm. “We will not accept the right-wing extremist activities here in Eschede,” Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) stated at an illustration in October 2023.

Margot Käßmann as speaker in Eschede

The Südheide community in opposition to right-wing extremism referred to as for a rally this afternoon. The former regional bishop and EKD council chairwoman Margot Käßmann was introduced because the speaker. The police anticipated round 200 contributors.

People from many various areas, reminiscent of politics, commerce unions, church buildings and different organizations, are collaborating within the demonstrations in opposition to right-wing extremism. “It is a clear sign that the vast majority of our society unequivocally rejects right-wing extremist ideas,” it stated.

Originally, the right-wing extremists' assembly on the farm was anticipated to happen this weekend – which is why the alliance had deliberate the demonstration.