German authorities ban neo-Nazi “Fight of the Nibelungs”
Sep 27, 2020
German authorities have banned and dissolved the so-called “Fight of the Nibelungs”, a martial arts and boxing contest for neo-Nazis from all over Europe that was supposed to have been held last night in the East German city of Magdeburg. About 140 agents went to the place of the sports concentration on the grounds of a biker club, where a ring had already been set up for the fighting and a store for the sale of T-shirts and other products with the emblem of the event, reported this Saturday local police. The police dissolved a group of about 90 people who had attended the call, although it is assumed that the influx would increase appreciably throughout the evening. The intervention of the authorities is a “hard blow” for the combat environments of the extreme right in Europe, says Robert Claus, an expert on neo-Nazism and author of several books and studies on the subject in statements to Spiegel Online. “It is difficult for the organization to recover,” adds the researcher.