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German police arrests 6 suspected of creating Far-Right Group in Chemnitz

ANI | Updated: Oct 01, 2018 23:15 IST

Berlin [Germany], Oct 1 (ANI/Sputnik) - Six men, aged 20 to 30, were detained on Monday in the German states of Saxony and Bavaria on suspicion of organising the far-right group Revolution Chemnitz, the German Public Prosecutor General said in a statement.
"The accused individuals have been found to be members of Chemnitz-based neo-Nazi and skinhead movements, and are the leaders of Saxony's ultra-right movement," the statement read.
Revolution Chemnitz, established on September 11, aims to attack foreigners and political opponents. Members of the group have reportedly acquired semiautomatic weapons.
On September 14, several group members, including four of the ones detained earlier in the day, as well the leader of the group, who was detained on a separate occasion, attacked migrants in Chemnitz with bottles and tasers.
According to the Public Prosecutor General, the group was going to carry out similar attacks on Wednesday. The suspects will face trial later on Monday and on Tuesday. Several apartments and non-residential premises have also been searched in Saxony, with over 100 police officers having been involved in the operation.
The eastern German city of Chemnitz has seen a spark in anti-immigrant rallies since late August, when a German citizen was fatally stabbed, allegedly by two migrants from Iraq and Syria. An early September killing of another German national in the Saxony-Anhalt state, allegedly by two Afghan citizens, has further fuelled far-right rhetoric. German authorities have condemned the far-right activists' calls to deport all illegal migrants from the country as incitements of violence. (ANI/Sputnik)

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