View Full Version : Serbia's police say 56 neo-Nazis detained after clash with anti-fascists


melthebell
08-10-2007, 21:31
BELGRADE, Serbia: Serbian police said Monday they detained 56 neo-Nazis following clashes with anti-fascists during a banned march by extremists demanding the contested province of Kosovo remain part of the country.

The extremists from the Nacionalni Stroj (National Guard) group clashed with an anti-fascist counter demonstration when they pressed ahead with the protest Sunday, despite a ban following an outcry by Jewish and other groups. Several people were injured as the extremists hurled stones at the anti-fascists.

The organizers of the anti-fascist gathering said in a statement Monday that the police failed to protect them and the opposition criticized the government for being too soft on extremists.

The organizers demanded an explanation from the Interior Minister Dragan Jocic as to why the neo-Nazis were allowed to gather in the northern city of Novi Sad, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Belgrade.

In the Serbian parliament, Liberal Party leader Cedomir Jovanovic demanded the resignation of the conservative Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, and blasted the government leaders for failing to show up at the anti-fascist rally.

"It was their duty to send a message" against fascism, Jovanovic said.

There was no immediate reaction from Kostunica, but a lawmaker from his conservative party, Milos Aligrudic, called in parliament Monday for the ban of the liberal groups which organized the anti-fascist demonstration. He said they were as "equally extreme" as the neo-Nazis.

The speaker called a recess to the parliamentary session because of angry verbal exchanges between the liberals and Kostunica's supporters.

Police said an investigative judge had questioned 15 members of the group by late Sunday and the remaining detainees were being questioned by the police in Novi Sad. It was not immediately clear what charges they could face.

Last month, the World Jewish Congress said that the planned rally was a "matter of great concern" for the organization. The Simon Wiesenthal Center had said that the march was to mark the birthday of SS chief Heinrich Himmler and welcomed the decision to ban it.

The right-wing nationalists had called for the demonstration against the secession of Kosovo where majority ethnic Albanians want independence from Serbia.

Novi Sad, which was the scene of a 1942 massacre of about 800 Jews and 400 Serbs by Nazi occupiers during World War II, is currently run by a right-wing mayor with nationalist policies.

cgksheff
08-10-2007, 21:36
......... and?

melthebell
08-10-2007, 21:37
and what?
its just a piece of news ive enjoyed reading about today and fancied posting

edit - and for those who are blind it does show that nazism is far from dead and buried (specially in the eastern european countries)

Wildcat
08-10-2007, 22:40
These people are dangerous, but not as dangerous as the ones with real power who are using Nazi methods.


Bush’s torturers follow where the Nazis led (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/andrew_sullivan/article2602564.ece)

Halibut
08-10-2007, 23:04
These people are dangerous, but not as dangerous as the ones with real power who are using Nazi methods.


Bush’s torturers follow where the Nazis led (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/andrew_sullivan/article2602564.ece)

No surprise there then...

Zamo
08-10-2007, 23:06
and what?
its just a piece of news ive enjoyed reading about today and fancied posting

edit - and for those who are blind it does show that nazism is far from dead and buried (specially in the eastern european countries)

I'm with you on this one. I think extremism should be nipped in the bud before it become a much bigger problem.

Why is it though that you are so selective about the types of extremism that should be tackled?


all these stories are about one or 2 idiots and blown up to make up its some big religious masterplan, as usual to paint muslims to be all evil.
grow a braincell people, learn its not ALL muslims

Can you explain why on one hand a few nutcases in Serbia is proof that Nazism is alive and well (and presumably a threat to be challenged) but when people highlight examples of nutcase Islamic extremists in this country you dismiss their warnings and concerns as the ravings of racists stirring up trouble? :suspect:

Is it because you is white? Stop beating yourself up over it... it isn't your fault.

tab1
08-10-2007, 23:55
I suggest you take on board melthebell's suggestion of growing a brain cell. The danger posed by a muslim student not wishing to pass his exams does not equate to 56 rioting neo Nazis being detained by police. :loopy:

Wildcat
09-10-2007, 00:25
I'm with you on this one. I think extremism should be nipped in the bud before it become a much bigger problem.

Why is it though that you are so selective about the types of extremism that should be tackled?

Can you explain why on one hand a few nutcases in Serbia is proof that Nazism is alive and well (and presumably a threat to be challenged) but when people highlight examples of nutcase Islamic extremists in this country you dismiss their warnings and concerns as the ravings of racists stirring up trouble? :suspect:

Is it because you is white? Stop beating yourself up over it... it isn't your fault.

Why do you think MeltheBell supports Islamic extremists in this Country? I have not noticed him posting Al Qaeda literature or defending bombers? What I have seen him do is challenge raving racists who are out to cause trouble.

Perhaps you should back up your allegations with some references, before accusing people of being something they are not.

Wildcat
09-10-2007, 00:47
There is also reason to be concerned about what is going on in Switzerland. Whilst I sympathise with the "anarchists" who disrupted the fascist rally the news reports (http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2185760,00.html) seem to be saying that they have had the opposite effect (and therefore their actions are misjudged) because Blochers racist party appears now more likely to get the majority in Parliament.

angle20
09-10-2007, 09:10
Just to add to the lefty paranoia we might mention the Hungarian protests of earlier this year:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6453183.stm

There have been violent clashes between police and far-right protesters on the streets of Budapest...

The unrest followed Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's admission that he had lied during the electoral campaign about the state of Hungary's finances.


...And the right wing Laos party recently won 10 seats in the Greek parliament.

Better speed up the introduction of your 1984 society, guys - you don't want the people to make a last minute escape! :hihi:

melthebell
09-10-2007, 18:38
I'm with you on this one. I think extremism should be nipped in the bud before it become a much bigger problem.

Why is it though that you are so selective about the types of extremism that should be tackled?



Can you explain why on one hand a few nutcases in Serbia is proof that Nazism is alive and well (and presumably a threat to be challenged) but when people highlight examples of nutcase Islamic extremists in this country you dismiss their warnings and concerns as the ravings of racists stirring up trouble? :suspect:

Is it because you is white? Stop beating yourself up over it... it isn't your fault.

how many times have i posted on here I AM against muslim extremists.
what i am against on here is people constantly slagging off innocent people (by people who DO hate muslims / islam full stop)

slimsid2000
20-04-2008, 13:45
In the Serbian parliament, Liberal Party leader Cedomir Jovanovic demanded the resignation of the conservative Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, .



Harsh? I bet in Bosnia this hurts the governer.:hihi::hihi:

(I'll get me Croat)