Hundreds of neo-Nazis band together for concert in Germany

Some 1,000 neo-Nazi supporters turned up for the second far-right concert in a month in the eastern town of Themar, Deutsche Welle reports.  Experts say the state of Thuringia is a “hot spot” for music tied to the far-right scene.

The concert on Saturday drew significantly fewer far-right supporters than the one that took place earlier this month under the banner “rock against foreign domination,” according to figures provided by police.

Roughly 1,000 people attended the event compared to 6,000 earlier this month.

Authorities said 36 criminal offenses were reported during the event, including 21 concerning the display of unconstitutional symbols. In the wake of World War II, Germany banned the display of Nazi symbols such as the swastika.

Approximately 450 people took part in a protest against the event on Saturday, chanting anti-fascist slogans such as “racism kills.”

The state of Thuringia’s Interior Ministry said six people had been arrested during the concert earlier this month.

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