Red Army Faction

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Red Army Faction

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for the Baader-Meinhof Gang
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Noun1.Red Army Faction - a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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So they have given us very good novels about the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Red Brigades in 1970s Italy, fugitive members of the Weather Underground, and San Francisco hippies who fall in with the Baader-Meinhof group.
Sure, Neil Kinnock fought a bitter battle with Labour's Militant Tendency and the BNP dream of winning their first MP, but Britain has not had to contend with the likes of Italy's Red Brigades or Germany's Baader-Meinhof group.
After the sale was splashed across the German media, the family became targets for the Baader-Meinhof group, who issued kidnapping threats, prompting the Forsters to hurriedly relocate to the Swiss ski resort of Davos.