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DENMARK

8 HELD AFTER MARCH FOR RUDOLF HESS

COPENHAGEN — EIGHT NEO-NAZIS WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY IN THE DANISH TOWN OF KOLDING FOLLOWING A DEMONSTRATION MARKING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF RUDOLF HESS, ADOLF HITLER’S DEPUTY IN THE NAZI PARTY, POLICE SAID.

ABOUT 100 NEO-NAZIS HAD GATHERED FOR THE “HESS MEMORIAL MARCH.” THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORIGINALLY DUE TO BE HELD IN THE SOUTHERN GERMAN TOWN OF WUNSIEDEL, WHERE HESS IS BURIED, BUT GERMAN AUTHORITIES BANNED THE MARCH.

IN DENMARK, UNLIKE GERMANY, IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO DISPLAY THE SWASTIKA, UTTER “HEIL HITLER,” OR USE THE NAZI SALUTE.

WEEKLY NOTES …

POLICE ON THURSDAY DETAINED A 27-YEAR-OLD immigrant from Africa who was found wandering without food or water near the snow-dusted peak of mainland Spain’s highest mountain. A group of climbers first discovered the man from Mali walking Wednesday on an 11,000-foot peak called Veleta in the Sierra Nevada range of southern Spain. They gave him food and water, and he was soon on his way. Later a forest ranger spotted him near the top of 11,400-foot Mulhacen mountain, and notified police. … Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland’s shrinking Aletsch glacier yesterday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming.

From wire dispatches and staff reports