Neo-Nazi party busted by Twente police

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Kategorie C. (Picture: Twitter/@JFDRS). Kategorie C. (Picture: Twitter/@JFDRS)

The police and the municipality put a stop to a performance by German neo-Nazi band Kategorie C. in Haaksbergen this weekend, a police spokesperson told NRC.

Kategorie C. is an extreme right-wing band whose music is aimed at football hooligans. The band members belong to a group of hooligans of the football club Werder Bremen. The band wanted to perform in the Netherlands this past weekend and the band's manager had been trying to book a venue for weeks.

The police and Mayor Michael Sijbom of the Twente municipality Losser sent out warnings about the band's plans to perform in the province. When it turned out that the band had a performance planned in Haaksbergen, the police and municipality had "intensive contact" with the organizers, after which the concert was cancelled and the whole party returned to Germany. No one was arrested.

Performances by Kategorie C., who also goes under the alias "Hungrige Wolfe" (Hungry Wolves), usually attract about 300 spectators. Fans receive an email about the location of the concert a few hours before the concert starts. Venue owners usually do not realize that they have been booked by the infamous neo-Nazi band, believing that their venue was booked for a wedding or a birthday celebration until the event starts.

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