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Six Arrested Following Raids on Suspected Dresden Neo-Nazi Group

Police in Saxony raided 19 locations associated with the far-right “Freie Kameradschaft Dresden” group and arrested six people. The group is suspected of committing a number of attacks targeting refugees and political opponents.

The “Freie Kameradschaft Dresden,” which translates as the “Free Comradeship of Dresden,” is suspected of being involved in 14 criminal acts, including an explosive attack, attempted arson, damage to property and several instances of causing bodily harm. The prosecutor’s office told Deutsche Welle and other media that the group had targeted refugee lodgings in Freital, Heidenau and Dresden.

The city has been the scene of arson attacks and riots since the refugee crisis began.