Germany - More Far-Right Terrorist Arrests

Neo Nazi Rally in Chemnitz last month

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a far-right militant group called “Revolution Chemnitz”. 100 police officers backed by special commando units arrested the suspects in Saxony and Bavaria.

This follows on from numerous Far Right terrorism and murder convictions this year in Germany, after the Freital, NSU Trials, and others. The Far Right and Neo Nazis in Germany have been the major Terror Threat for over three years.

The Public Prosecutor General said that ...
... the men had been planning violent attacks on foreigners, politicians, and senior civil servants.
Another attack was also planned for 3 October.
Based on the information we have so far, the suspects belong to the hooligan, skinhead and neo-Nazi scene…leading figures in the right-wing extremist scene in Saxony.
The GBA has indicated the organization pursued terrorist goals.

Five of the detained suspects from this weekend are said to have attacked and injured foreign residents in Chemnitz using glass bottles, steel knuckle gloves, and tasers on 14 September. The skinheads harassed migrants and performed the illegal Hitler salute in a show of dissatisfaction to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy.

Some of the demonstrators were shouting, “Germany for Germans,” “Foreigners out,” and “Bring back Nazism.”

In actuality, Chemnitz has one of the lowest immigration rates in Germany. Only about 5,600 of its 250,000 residents are refugees.

In early September, 65,000 people joined an anti-racism rock concert in Chemnitz to condemn the far-right, violent protest that had occurred in August. Those attending the concert far outnumbered the amount of people who took part in populist rallies over the weeks prior.