Neo-Nazi vi­o­lence rises

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BER­LIN: Vi­o­lent acts by neoNazis and other far-right groups in Ger­many rose 14% to 1 600 last year, re­flect­ing a steady in­crease in anti-im­mi­grant sen­ti­ment trig­gered by the ar­rival of large num­bers of refugees since 2014, an in­tel­li­gence re­port said.

The an­nual re­port by the BfV do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence agency es­ti­mated that some 12 100 peo­ple with far-right views in Ger­many were con­sid­ered ready to com­mit acts of vi­o­lence, an in­crease of about 300 peo­ple, or 2.5%, from 2015.

“We see a clear rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion in both sub­stance and rhetoric re­gard­ing asy­lum mat­ters from far­right ex­trem­ists,” it said. Reuters

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