Number of neo-Nazi rock concerts on the rise in Germany

By Sonia Gable

The first half of 2016 has already seen some 98 far-right musical events in Germany, with some concerts drawing thousands of fans, according to Die Welt. Authorities have warned that such events serve as recruitment tools, Deutsche Welle reported on 20 August 2016.

Of that total, around 40 were rock concerts and 49 Liederabende, where right-wing extremist singers and songwriters perform to small audiences.

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