It’s not surprising that this happened. Nazis, neo- or otherwise, don’t like immigrants. That’s their thing.
What’s surprising is this:
But police said the asylum seekers started the confrontation – and later hurled bottles at the police trying to save them from a beating.
The migrants picked the fight, according to the police. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t, but the police said so. Which tells us something about the police – they were prepared to spin fact against the migrants, or they were prepared to tell the truth about them, rather than waffling and saying “oh, both sides were reponsible” (Granted, this is a british journalist’s interpretation of the event).
Remember, these are Nazis we’re talking about. Germany has extended a significant degree of psychological effort to expunge Nazism from their consciousness. Der Polizei, as agents of the state, could be expected to have a bias against the Nazis, to assume that they started the fight. They’re Nazis. Nazis start fights. That was their thing in the Sturmarbeiten, Horst Wessel Weimar days before the Little Moustache took power.
But no, the cops say that 20 migrants picked a fight with 100 Nazis.
That means something. I don’t know what it means, but it means something.