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German Police raided 44 homes of alleged neo nazis in Saxony. No arrests.

There are some 7000 NPD publicly affiliated members in Germany

German police raided 44 homes Thursday linked to suspected neo-Nazis believed to have taken part in an illegal torchlight parade in eastern Germany.

190 police officers were involved in the raids in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Brandenburg looking for evidence against 41 neo-Nazis. They are believed to have participated in a September march in the town of Stolpen, east of Dresden, wearing black clothing with black hoods, white masks and carrying torches, said Saxony police spokesman Lorenz Haase.

Police say such marches are used to spread their far-right ideology. Police aren’t saying what led them to the particular suspects, who are being investigated for breaking public assembly laws, nor whether any evidence was found in the raids. There were no arrests.

Germany has mobilized to go after the far-right National Democratic Party NDPfollowing the revelation that neo-Nazis are believed by police to have been responsible for the murder of at least nine immigrants and one policewoman since 2000.READ MORE HERE