Far-right violence on the rise in Germany

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Supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) rally with flags and a banner which reads 'Fraud' in Oldesloe, Germany, 16 April 2016.

Far-right violence on the rise in Germany


Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has called for measures to combat “right-wing terrorist structures” after reporting a 42% rise in far-right violence in 2015. A total 1,408 incidents were reported last year, up from 990 the previous year, according to its annual report.

According to the Reuters news agency, the incidents included attacks against journalists and politicians and attempted murder. There were also 75 arson attacks against refugee centres in 2015, up from just five a year ea...


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