German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned recent anti-migrant demonstrations as “hateful”, saying there is “no excuse” for expressions of hate, Nazi sympathies or violence.
German prosecutors leading the investigation into a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz have said there is no evidence a video showing protesters chasing down and attacking a foreigner is fake.
Prosecutors leading the investigation into a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz say there is no evidence that a video showing protesters chasing and attacking a foreigner is fake.
More than a thousand far-right supporters have gathered for a rally over the fatal stabbing of a man in the German city of Chemnitz, for which two migrants have been arrested and charged with manslaughter.
Mistakes were made in the cases of two asylum-seekers accused over the killing of a German man that sparked large-scale far-right protests, the country’s leading security official has said.
German authorities plan to step up surveillance of the far-right Alternative for Germany amid growing concern that the third-largest party in parliament is closing ranks with extremist groups.
Germany’s government has urged those aggrieved by the suspected killing of a man by migrants in Chemnitz to distance themselves from far-right extremists who have participated in violent, xenophobic protest marches.
A migrant has been convicted of murdering his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 8-and-a-half years in prison, the German news agency dpa reported.
Thousands of people are expected to back a call by some of Germany’s most popular bands to support a concert against far-right protests.
An anti-migrant march in eastern Germany which far-right activists hoped would launch a nationwide movement to challenge the political establishment has been brought to a close by police.
Germany’s leading security official has offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony after violence at a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz left at least 18 people injured.
German police and security officials have been criticised over violence during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured.
Hundreds of police officers are working to keep rival protesters apart in a city in eastern Germany where an Iraqi and a Syrian citizen were arrested over the killing of a German man.