Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18

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The German government has announced it has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18, an organisation founded in Britain that was implicated in the murder of a German municipal official last year.

The German government announced Thursday it had banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18, an organisation founded in Britain that was implicated in the murder of a German municipal official last year.

"Far-right extremism and anti-Semitism do not have a place in our society," an interior ministry spokesman said on Twitter as justification for the ban on the group's German chapter.German policemen raid a home in connection with the ban of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18.German authorities have long kept a close eye on the group, which although believed to have only about 20 members, are considered to be willing to commit violent acts.

The neo-Nazi sympathiser suspected of having killeda municipal official for his pro-migrant positions was found to have had contacts with Combat 18.Combat 18 was founded in Britain in 1992 and the number in its name stands for the first and eight letters of the alphabet - the initials of Adolf Hitler.German policemen raid a home in connection with the ban of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18.

In October, two people were killed in an attempted anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue in the town of Halle in Eastern Germany. Several high-profile German politicians have also reported receiving death threats from far-right groups in recent months.

 

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