Neo-Nazi Crime Jumps in Germany

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 20, 2009 3:10 AM CDT
Supporters of the German neo-Nazi party, the NPD, attend a May Day gathering in Berlin, Germany.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Crimes by the radical right jumped 16% last year in Germany, where officials are warning about a surge in activity by "anarchist neo-Nazis" who incite violence at demonstrations, reports Der Spiegel. The "neo-Nazi part of the spectrum" is also "gaining greater influence" within the far-right NDP party, warned the nation's interior minister. An NPD candidate was charged yesterday with participating in a neo-Nazi attack on three young men who had removed party posters.