After the violent protests in the Eastern German city of Chemnitz has chancellor Angela Merkel said that ‘a rule of law is no place for a witch hunt on foreigners’. In the confrontations between extreme-right and anti-fascist demonstrators, there are in total twenty wounded cases, among whom two policemen.
The protests came after a 35-year-old German Saturday night was stabbed to death by migrants. A Syrian and an Iraqi are held. According to the public ministry acted on them not out of legitimate self-defence.
Sunday led to a demonstration in violence on migrants. Videos circulating on the internet show how people with a foreign background being attacked and chased.
“We have video showing that there are riots, witch hunts and hatred on the streets, and in our rule of law has no place,” said Merkel on Tuesday. ‘On no street or square may the to such violence.
Monday night climbed again to 6,000 far-right demonstrators through the city. By anti-fascist groups organised tegenbetoging brought about a thousand people on the streets. The police had the greatest difficulty to the protesters from both sides apart. Nine of the protesters and as many tegenbetogers suffered injuries. Two agents were in need of care.
Merkel expressed her condolences to the family of the victim of the stabbing. The minister-president of Saxony, where Chemnitz is located, says, meanwhile, that the far-right proof mass of false information is spread via the internet. Michael by kretschmer said that the underlying anger was based on xenophobic comments, false information and conspiracy theories’.