Monday, October 31, 2005

Goettingen, Germany - Thousands of anti-fascist militants shut down a neo-Nazi march in central Germany by building burning barricades along the entire length of the fascists' planned march route. When police attempted to re-route the demonstration, autonomous anti-fascists, who were separate from the main anti-fascist bloc, attacked the Nazis, forcing their entire event to be canceled. 3800 police worked hard to keep the two groups separated, but were unable to maintain order among the counter-demonstrators, who destroyed a large amount of property. At least one bank was looted and its contents fed to a burning roadblock. 14 police officers were among a total of 60 who were injured. Most of the 41 people who were arrested have already been released.