Germany bans neo-Nazi group to send 'signal against racism and antisemitism'


October 6, 2023

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Prominent right-wing extremist Sven Krüger (l) is accompanied by a police officer during a search operation on his property in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, Sept. 19, 2023.

(JTA) - Germany has banned a neo-Nazi group after raiding the homes of its leaders across the country, in a move the government said "sends a clear signal against racism and antisemitism."

The Hammerskins, a local spinoff of a group founded in the United States in the late 1980s, are accused of promoting criminal activities and of opposing the German constitution. According to a recent report from Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the group was the only the only remaining neo-Nazi organization active nationwide.

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