Officers stationed outside intervened after hearing shouts of "Sieg Heil" Hail Victory coming from the venue at The gig was brought to an end and the building was emptied shortly after 1am. Under German law, using Nazi-era slogans or publicly displaying swastikas and other Nazi symbols is illegal.
The town of Ostritz, near the border with Poland, regularly hosts far-right concerts that are often controversial. Last April, hundreds of neo-Nazis gathered in the remote town for a festival timed to coincide with Hitler's birthday.
Concern has grown in Germany that the rise of the anti-Islam, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party AfD in recent years has emboldened the far-right and the neo-Nazi scene. The fatal stabbing of a German man allegedly by asylum seekers in the city of Chemnitz in August, also in Saxony state, triggered far-right street protests at which some demonstrators performed the Down at the local Hitler salute.
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German police this weekend shut down a far-right rock concert in a small eastern town after members in the crowd started chanting the illegal Nazi slogan "Sieg Heil". Several witnesses also reported hearing the chants.
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