14 Jun 2012

Nazi-clad deputies expelled

11:19 pm on 14 June 2012

Eight deputies from the National Democratic Party have been expelled from parliament in the German state of Saxony.

They were escorted from the chamber by police for wearing clothing popular among neo-Nazis, which is illegal there, the BBC reports.

The clothes were decorated with Nordic symbols such as eagles and swords.

Clothes by brands associated with neo-Nazis have been banned in Saxony's parliament since 2007.

Saxony is in former East Germany. The NPD entered parliament there in 2004.