Hundreds of Neo-Nazis March in Berlin

BERLIN (AP/Reuters) -
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Neo-Nazis march in Berlin, Saturday. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear.

Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said officers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged sit-down protests along the route of Saturday’s march.

He added that stones and bottles were thrown at some of the far-right protesters, and at least one police officer was injured.

The far-right protesters wore white shirts to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess and carried banners with slogans such as “I regret nothing.”

Hess, who received a life sentence at the Nuremberg trials for his role in planning World War II, died in prison on Aug. 17, 1987. His death was ruled a suicide.