Neo-nazi rally in Leipzig on 18 March 2017 – they shall not pass!
For the 18th March 2017, the German neo-nazi party “Die Rechte” (“the right wing”) announced a rally in Leipzig-Connewitz, a district which is known as a left-wing and anti-fascist hotspot. We still remember their last attempt on 12th December 2015, when 150 fascists marched through the nearby Südvorstadt district. They failed to carry out their threat to “lay Connewitz in ashes” then, but tried again on 11th January 2016. These attacks are just two reasons to stop the neo-nazis on 18th of March.
Police and local authority restricted the neo-nazi rally to a different route. The new route also starts at the train station “MDR” at 1:30 PM, but goes northwards to the train station “Bayrischer Bahnhof”. The neo-nazis expect 300-400 participants. They filed a lawsuit against the new route, but had no success with it.