A clothing company popular among neo-Nazis has provoked protests in Germany by calling one of its shops “Brevik”, similar to the name of Norwegian mass murderer and anti-immigration militant Anders Behring Breivik.
Mediatex apologized on Wednesday for causing offense, saying the shop was named after a Norwegian town and had nothing to do with Breivik who has admitted responsibility for a bomb and gun massacre in Norway in July.
Activists in the eastern German town of Chemnitz spattered the shop front with red paint after news of its opening last week spread and local politicians organized demonstrations.
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