Large police deployment and counter-protests planned for event that coincides with Hitler’s birthday

A small town in eastern Germany is bracing for the arrival of hundreds of neo-Nazis planning to attend a music festival timed to coincide with Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Anti-fascist groups have promised counter-protests, and a large police deployment aims to prevent violence during the Schild und Schwert (Shield and Sword, or SS) festival in Ostritz, Saxony, on the border with Poland.

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