German police have further cemented their reputation for tackling fascism… very, very s l o w l y. Worse, German punks appear not to be taking their political cues from Melbourne working class punks™ and, consequently, German boneheads continue to view punks as being in some way objectionable; possibly even as constituting some form of potential “opposition” to their violent and murderous assaults upon blacks, Asians, non-whites, and foreigners generally. Apparently, the boneheads in question simply fail to understand, as Melbourne working class punks™ do, that punk has nothing to do with icky things like ‘politics’, and is simply about “having a laugh and having a say”…
Neo-Nazis Attack Theater Group in Eastern German Town
June 12, 2007
A group of actors were beaten up by neo-Nazis in the eastern German city of Halberstadt and have accused the police of being slow to respond. The region’s premier says he is appalled by the attack.
Far-right extremists attacked the actors because one of them had a punk hairstyle, newspaper reports said.
A group of actors who were attacked and injured by neo-Nazis in the eastern city of Halberstadt on Friday night have accused the police of handling their case too hesitantly.
The theater group of 14 actors were on their way to a pub after a debut performance on Friday when they were attacked and beaten up by eight far-right youths. Several of the victims had teeth knocked out and required medical treatment for broken noses, injured ribs and jaws and eye injuries.
Police failed to arrest the 22-year-old main assailant even though he returned to the scene while the victims were being questioned, a regional government official said. “The man was checked by police but released before they found out about his prior convictions,” Rüdiger Erben, interior ministry secretary for the state of Saxony-Anhalt, told Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
The man, a known neo-Nazi, was arrested again on Sunday evening. Police are still searching for seven other assailants.
A number of people witnessed the attack and did nothing to help. The theater group had just finished a performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and one of the actors had a punk hairstyle in keeping with his role. That appears to have been enough to provoke the neo-Nazis they came across, newspaper reports said.
The premier of Saxony-Anhalt, Wolfgang Böhmer, said he was appalled by the case.
“It’s a sad fact that far-right extremists are becoming increasingly brutal. If people are attacked and injured just because of their appearance it’s an appalling crime,” Böhmer said.
Melbourne working class punks™ agree. And wish to give money to those responsible for promoting such crimes. In this endeavour, on Friday June 22, they’ll be joined by hardcore punks from Geelong (Speartackle, Tenth Dan), Newcastle (Crosscheck), Sydney (No Love Lost, Violent Abuse) and Toongabbie (Flame the Fire).
In other news, Kyle Chapman, another boneheaded patriot and former Fuehrer of the New Zealand National Front, wants to be Mayor of Christchurch (Former bonehead wants to run the city, John Henzell, The Press, June 13, 2007): ‘Chapman, a former marae-firebombing bonehead, defined his patriotism and nationalism as “looking after New Zealand and making our cities something that we’re proud of so that tourists and visitors can look anywhere and see nice things”.’ I wonder if that will include swastikas?
“It’s pretty rough being an Israeli anarchist these days. On a good day you are dismissed as irresponsible and naive, ignorant of history and blind to reality while your dedicated, life-risking activities are, at best, an easily-absorbed tantrum in the Nanny State.
And that’s on a good day.
The normal treatment is a bit less savory. You are violently despised, branded a fifth column for Iran and al-Qaida, and all the beatings, tear-gassings and shootings you and your comrades endure are gleefully cheered on, alongside the usual calls to put the anarchists up against the wall…”