Officials expect around 1,000 far-right extremists
A court in Germany has given the go-ahead for a demonstration against a planned neo-Nazi march, overturning an earlier ruling that had banned the counter protest. A court in Lueneburg in the western state of Lower Saxony has overturned a previous court decision to ban a left-wing group from organizing an anti-Nazi protest.The court however said the counter protesters had to remain in one place and both demonstrations would take place apart from each other.The move comes after a court in Hanover on Friday declined to authorize the counter demonstration organized by the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB). The court had said the far-right extremists would be allowed to march unopposed because the neo-Nazis registered for permission first and because of fears that violence-prone anarchists could be attracted to the counter demonstration.