Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich marched 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, but couldn’t immediately say how many people were 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 on Aug. 17, 1987.
SICKENING – VIDEO/PHOTOS: More than 600 hundred far-Right activists — including a Hitler YM"S look-alike — marched in #Berlin, #Germany on Saturday to mark the anniversary of #Nazi Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess. . The neo-Nazi supporters held a banner which read 'I regret nothing' as they marched through the Berlin. The far-right supporters waved the flag of the old German Reich and were protected by the German police. . Left-winger counter-demonstrators also took to the street to protest the far-right protests in Berlin, staging a sit-in to block the parade's route.