10,000 anti-fascist demonstrators in Dresden yesterday, the beginning of the 68th anniversary of the Allied firebombing of the city in 1945, formed a human chain to block neo-Nazi protesters from marching. Neo-Nazi protesters have, in the past, used Dresden’s anniversary to stage mock funerals to mourn the death and the fall of the Third Reich, but in recent years anti-fascists have begun to outnumber them. There were only 800 to the 10,000-strong human chain this year.
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[The New York Times' Lede Blog]

10,000 anti-fascist demonstrators in Dresden yesterday, the beginning of the 68th anniversary of the Allied firebombing of the city in 1945, formed a human chain to block neo-Nazi protesters from marching. Neo-Nazi protesters have, in the past, used Dresden’s anniversary to stage mock funerals to mourn the death and the fall of the Third Reich, but in recent years anti-fascists have begun to outnumber them. There were only 800 to the 10,000-strong human chain this year.

Arno Burgi/European Pressphoto Agency

[The New York Times' Lede Blog]

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