On August 23, 2012, German police conducted a series of raids designed to end the nationalist presence in North Rhine-Westphalia. Over 100 nationalists were targeted, & many nationalist clubs & organizations were banned.
On the fourth anniversary of the police crackdown, 130 nationalists organized by Die Rechte Dortmund held a protest against the banning of these organizations.
The protest was carried out successfully, with antifa managing only a couple dozen for a counter protest. Though they attempted to attack lone nationalists after the protest was concluded, no injuries were reported.