Youth centre in Neuruppin attacked by right-wing demonstrators
On 1 May 2012, members of the right-wing milieu attacked the youth centre “MittenDrin” in Neuruppin. The centre supported protests against a demonstration of about 170 neo-Nazis in Wittstock on the same day. In the aftermath, members of the right-wing milieu attacked the youth centre. Already during the failed demonstration in Wittstock, 80 demonstrators started to plan a spontaneous demonstration in Neuruppin. The police had been informed about these plans and was already present at the station when the right-wing demonstrators arrived.
Although the youth centre asked for facility protection by the police, the police of Neuruppin did not appear at the centre when the offenders attacked the building with bottles and stones. The inhabitants of the centre could manage to defend themselves until the police finally arrived. Some cars in front of the building were damaged, but no person was injured.
- Radke, Johannes (2012), Spendenaufruf nach Naziangriff auf Jugendzentrum, in: Die Zeit, 03.05.2012, available at: http://blog.zeit.de/stoerungsmelder/2012/05/03/spendenaufruf-nach-naziangriff-auf-jugendzentrum_8516 (accessed on 09.05.2012).