Battling Right-Wing Extremism German States Give Green Light on Bid to Ban NPD

Germany's upper legislative chamber on Friday unanimously backed a bid to submit a petition to ban the far-right National Democratic Party to the nation's highest court. However, the initiative still requires approval from the German parliament and the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Supporters of the National Democratic Party attend a rally: "We are convinced that the NPD is unconstitutional."

Supporters of the National Democratic Party attend a rally: "We are convinced that the NPD is unconstitutional."

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-- kla, with wire reports