The Federal Ministry of the Interior is taking action against the “Hammerskins” with raids and prohibition proceedings. In an interview, right-wing extremism expert Felix Neumann says what he thinks about it – and where the federal government could do more.
Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) has banned the right-wing extremist association “Hammerskins Deutschland” as well as its regional branches and the sub-organization “Crew 38”. As the ministry announced on Tuesday, around 700 emergency services from the states and the federal police searched the homes of suspected members of the association in ten federal states: in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate , Thuringia and Saarland.
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