Prosecutors in northern Serbia have charged 18 neo-Nazis accused of disrupting an anti-fascist gathering two months ago, the state-run news agency reported Monday.
Prosecutors accused the 18 men of "inciting ethnic, racial and religious hatred and intolerance," when they burst into a November 9 anti-fascist seminar at the Novi Sad state university, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Belgrade, and harassed and slapped participants, the Tandug news agency reported.
Prosecutors were not immediately available to comment on the report.
The 18, mostly young men and members of the neo-Nazi group known as Nacionalni Stroj (National Order), each face up to eight years in prison.
Armed with crowbars and dressed in black, they made Nazi salutes as they disrupted a meeting organized to mark the anniversary of the infamous 1938 "Kristallnacht" in Germany when Nazis attacked Jewish homes and businesses.
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