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Germany hit by worst far‑right riots in 30 years

Far-right protestors face off in Chemnitz Germany has been shaken by the worst far-right rioting in almost 30 years after police failed to stop thousands of neo-Nazis and far-right sympathizers chasing immigrants through the city of Chemnitz, hurling bottles and fireworks, giving Hitler salutes and chanting “foreigners out”. The violence was triggered by the fatal stabbing of 35-year-old Daniel Hillig, who has a German mother and a Cuban father, after an altercation with a group of men on Saturday night.

Police have arrested one man from Syria and one from Iraq on suspicion of manslaughter. Police denied a rumour that swept social media that Mr Hillig was attacked after he had intervened to stop migrants from sexually harassing women in the city, in the southeast of Germany. Angela Merkel, the chancellor,… Want to read more? Register with a few details to continue reading this article

 

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