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Far-right march through Berlin blocked by thousands of counter-protesters
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:26 AM EDT
Thousands of Berliners have blocked a group of right-wing extremists from staging a march through the German capital.
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 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.