German neo-Nazis cancel rally after boarding wrong train
Ahmet İncel MUNICH / Doğan News agency
German far-rightists have canceled a demonstration in the southwestern German province of Freiburg after boarding the wrong train, going 200 kilometers away from their intended destination.
Members of the German National Democratic Party (NDP), which is known for its neo-Nazi discourse, departed from Karlsruhe on Feb. 1 to attend a rally to protest “occupational bans,” as one of their members was recently refused work in a public office.
However, the organizers of the protest had to annul the event two hours before the scheduled time due to low participation expectations, as the NDP members embarked on the Mannheim train, going the opposite direction of Freiburg-bound trains.
“We don’t feel their absence here,” Freiburg Mayor Otto Neideck mockingly said after the far-right party members took the wrong train, German daily Badischen Zeitung reported.