Thousands block racist, xenophobic far-right march in Berlin


mentalfloss
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Thousands block far-right march in Berlin

Thousands of Berliners have blocked a group of right-wing extremists from staging a march through the German capital.

Police say some 2,000 people stood in the way of the planned route of a demonstration organized Saturday by the far-right National Democratic Party.

The party, known by its acronym NPD, had planned to march through Berlin's Kreuzberg district, which has a large immigrant population. Germany's security services say the party has a racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic agenda.

Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf says the 100 far-right activists were able to proceed only for a couple of hundred meters (yards) before their path was blocked and "it's unlikely they'll get any further today."

Neuendorf says four NPD supporters and nine counter-demonstrators had been arrested by mid-afternoon.

Thousands block far-right march in Berlin - WorldIsrael News - Haaretz Israeli News source
 
Locutus
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how open-minded of them.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Thousands block far-right march in Berlin

Thousands of Berliners have blocked a group of right-wing extremists from staging a march through the German capital.

Police say some 2,000 people stood in the way of the planned route of a demonstration organized Saturday by the far-right National Democratic Party.

The party, known by its acronym NPD, had planned to march through Berlin's Kreuzberg district, which has a large immigrant population. Germany's security services say the party has a racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic agenda.

Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf says the 100 far-right activists were able to proceed only for a couple of hundred meters (yards) before their path was blocked and "it's unlikely they'll get any further today."

Neuendorf says four NPD supporters and nine counter-demonstrators had been arrested by mid-afternoon.

Thousands block far-right march in Berlin - WorldIsrael News - Haaretz Israeli News source

Sounds good. The Nazis decided to gather in a public place and express their opinion, and the people of Berlin decided to gather in a public place and express their opinion.

Let freedom ring.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Find the fascist.
Back to you CC.
 
damngrumpy
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The NDP has no connection with the NPD they are at opposite ends of the scale.
The NDP is a political party of the moderate left of center vent not a right wing party.
The NDP is and has always been a party of inclusion not exclusion especially by
race or anti Semitic. They are a social democratic party true but one of the left not
the right.
National Socialism is of the right wing, an example is Hitler's Workers Party. The
history of that is interesting. Hitler and his crowd took over the Workers Party and
retooled it into a National Socialist movement. It was based on race superiority,
anti Semitic and a closed society.
Democratic Socialism is a left of center movement
National Socialism (Nazi) is a right wing movement.

The problem with this movement is it is the same one the Nazis our families lost
loved to fighting a war of survival. The people of Germany in the broad sense of
the word want this scourge out of their midst and I don't see this as a free speech
issue the last time the world viewed them as just another group wanting to be heard
thirty million people died
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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I know grump. I imagine that many NDP' ers are having the same reaction.
 
mentalfloss
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I imagine many tea partiers would be furious right now.
 
Locutus
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"Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind -- even if your voice shakes".

Whether they're the socially squeamish label-making pc crowd, yo momma, da klan, da boss or the floss.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I imagine many tea partiers would be furious right now.

Why?
 
petros
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Good question.
 
mentalfloss
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See Locs post.
 
petros
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Is your voice shaking from being mad?
 
mentalfloss
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Mad about what?
 
petros
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Everything.
 
mentalfloss
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Nope.

Sorry to burst your conceptual bubble.
 
petros
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Oh right. You enjoy lost causes and mythology.
 
mentalfloss
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Yea, like, whatever bro.
 
petros
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If you were my bro I would beat reality into you years sgo.
 
mentalfloss
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Good for you petros.

In the meantime, you can enjoy being wrong with the cap'n over an over again.
 
petros
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Wrong about what? The stagnant climate change?
 
mentalfloss
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For one, yes.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

See Locs post.

u mad 'cause I'm rhymin' 'n ' stylin' on you son. The wittiness, and even cuteness of my delivery makes yours appear like unsugared porridge.

heck, you even implyin' that I answered a question before you axed it and even more remarkable, think that answer favors your team or sumpin'. it don't.

all sides get to speak, shake or jump in the lake. that you'd silence any of them is quite unfree, sad and a sign of fear, intolerance and cowardice.

use this a free learning experience, an introspective on the floss if you will. it's ok to be wrong. it's ok to be mad.
 
mentalfloss
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Um. I was actually agreeing with your post lol

How you interpret that as u mad just goes to show who's really mad.
 
Tonington
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If only the same attitude had existed 70-80 years ago. Hell, the NPD even openly aim to dismantle parliamentary democracy in Germany, and call for a return of lands they consider German, from before the end of WWII.

The competition of ideas; clearly the people of Berlin are saying hell no to Third Reich 2.0
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

u mad 'cause I'm rhymin' 'n ' stylin' on you son. The wittiness, and even cuteness of my delivery makes yours appear like unsugared porridge.

heck, you even implyin' that I answered a question before you axed it and even more remarkable, think that answer favors your team or sumpin'. it don't.

all sides get to speak, shake or jump in the lake. that you'd silence any of them is quite unfree, sad and a sign of fear, intolerance and cowardice.

use this a free learning experience, an introspective on the floss if you will. it's ok to be wrong. it's ok to be mad.

You should buy a fedora and read your poetry in moonbeam coffee shoppes.
 
mentalfloss
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Oh we're back in the lost argument therefore you're a hipster territory lol
 
petros
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How is the beard coming along?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

How is the beard coming along?

How's the retirement home coming along?
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Um. I was actually agreeing with your post lol

How you interpret that as u mad just goes to show who's really mad.


nice backpeddle clyde.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Why?


Because he's ignorant and a race baiter that is why.
 

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