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Far-right NPD rally against journalists in Hannover, Germany met by huge counter-protest

Far-right NDP extremists were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters in Hannover, Germany
Far-right NDP extremists were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters in Hannover, Germany Copyright Steffen/@iamlikeamike
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By Kirsten RipperAlastair Jamieson
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As many as 7,000 people turned out Hannover, Germany on Saturday to protest against a rally by the extreme-right NPD.

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As many as 7,000 people turned out Hannover, Germany on Saturday to protest against a march by extreme-right organisation, NPD.

The city’s police department had banned the NPD rally, but the decision was overturned by a court ruling.

According to observers, about 100 right-wing extremists participated in the NPD event, which was directed at three journalists who have reported on the extremism scene and the rise of neo-Nazis.

The campaign group Reporters Without Borders said that “attacks on journalists and interference with their private lives are no longer a rarity."

Among those joining the larger counter-protest was the city’s new Green party mayor, Belit Onay.

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