The neo-Nazi NPD party is protesting against a new hostel for asylum seekers. In Wandlitz, a small town 30 kilometers north of Berlin. But the Wandlitz residents are staging a counter demonstration.
The ex-informant, currently in jail for sexually abusing minors, will face trial for fraud in early April. Brandt was a key figure in the German neo-Nazi scene and linked to a series of racially motivated murders.
The extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) could lose state funding following a vote by Germany's upper house. The party's espousal of Nazi ideology has worried lawmakers for decades.
A court in Stuttgart has sentenced the 29-year-old creator of a banned neo-Nazi website to two and a half years in prison. The site published content that denied the Holocaust and targeted Jews, refugees and foreigners.
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