Dawn Raid on 33 Suspected Neo-Nazis - World News
German authorities said they had carried out dawn raids Tuesday on 33 suspected members or supporters of a neo-Nazi group, carrying out 24 arrests.
The 6.00 am (05.00 GMT) raids on the 33 German citizens aged between 17 and 54 were part of a probe into the banned group “Aktionsbuero Mittelrhein”, prosecutors in the western German city of Koblenz said in a statement.
They also launched a probe into allegations of grievous bodily harm, serious breach of the peace and use of banned symbols.
“Nineteen of the accused were arrested for membership of a criminal organisation, three for supporting a criminal organisation and two for participating in a serious breach of the peace,” the prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors, the “Aktionsbuero Mittelrhein” gathered information about political opponents and then “outed” them publicly in a bid to intimidate them.