Skip to comments.Mob Protests in Chemnitz Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right
Posted on 08/31/2018 1:58:20 PM PDT by Drew68
CHEMNITZ, Germany Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene.
A Syrian refugee and father of two, Anas al-Nahlawie, watched horrified from a friends fourth-floor balcony. They were hunting in packs for immigrants just like him, he said. Like wolves.
For a few perilous hours over two days this week, the mob owned the streets of Chemnitz, where anger exploded after word spread that an Iraqi and a Syrian asylum seeker were suspected in a knife attack that killed a German man early Sunday.
Chemnitz, a city of some 250,000 in eastern Germany, has a history of neo-Nazi protests. Usually they draw a few hundred from the fringes of society and far larger counter-demonstrations, city officials say. The crowd this time was 8,000-strong. Led by several hundred identifiable neo-Nazis, it appeared to be joined by thousands of ordinary citizens. More marches are planned Saturday.
The city had never seen anything like this and, to some degree, neither had post-World War II Germany. The rampage now stands as a high-water mark in the outpouring of anti-immigrant hatred that has swelled as Germany struggles to absorb the nearly one million asylum seekers who arrived in the country after Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to open the borders in 2015.
That decision sharply divided Germany, with critics soon arguing that Ms. Merkels administration had lost control of the situation. Three years later, what the government is struggling to control is an anti-immigrant backlash.
Neo-Nazis are growing bolder and stronger, and they are better organized, officials and sociologists say.
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Nope. No bias there.
Sounds kind of like BLM protesting the shooting of a black crime suspect. They are never described as “mobs.”
Chemnitz - The city formerly known as ‘Karl Marx Stadt’.
This is just the beginning.
More to follow...
Do what the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians and now even the Austrians do— put your own citizens first and the neo-Nazis crawl back into the woodwork where they belong.
It’s good to see this show of Nationalism, but it also seems the Germans cannot get rid of Merkel. She lingers like a red spreading rash.
Yep. And I've read that the former East Germans are a little rougher around the edges and not quite as emasculated and feminized as their West German cousins.
Fixed it for the twit that wrote this.
Holy sh**-hey, liberals and “offended” snowflakes-check out these real new Nazis/white supremacists-then think before you call our pres and conservatives by those names...
For law and order: when the German state encouraged these criminals to move to Germany and does nothing to protect its citizens.
For democracy: when the same establishment cabal of CDU/CSU and SPD that has ruled and looted Germany for almost 20 years shuts out the AfD, which won 10% of the vote in the last election because voters rejected the establishment.
For freedom of speech: when opposition party members are slandared as Nazis and arrested for "hate speech" that occurred years ago.
It's Merkel & Co. that are destroying German democracy, not the far-right.
My God, the blatant prejudice here.
And I’m not talking about the “immigrants”.
Once again, a lot of self-righteous posturing and harrumphing over the natives, who maybe said a bad word, while the head-choppers get a pass and indeed are coddled and protected despite their atrocities.
This type of action MUST HAPPEN if Europe is to survive.
7900 ordinary pissed off germans and 100 nazi nuts. Media reports it as nazi mob violence. Wow.
VISGRAD GROUP. FUture of europe.
How many dark-skinned bystanders were injured or killed?
Video and still photos of march -
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