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Hundreds protest in Chemnitz against the Free Saxony party

A police helicopter flies in the air / Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa
A police helicopter flies in the air / Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa

Several hundred people demonstrated in Chemnitz on Saturday under the slogan "All together against fascism" against a march by the far-right Free Saxony party. Around 400 people took part in the protest, according to the police.

According to reports, around 400 people also took part in the Free Saxony march. According to the police, the two registered demonstrations went off without any major incidents.

After their rally at Neumarkt, the Free Saxons wanted to walk around the inner city ring road and back to the starting point.

In the meantime, several people are said to have tried to block the Free Saxons' action with a sit-in blockade. According to the police, the blockade was broken up again shortly afterwards.

The organizers of the counter-demonstration "Chemnitz Nazifrei" wrote on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, that pepper spray had been used in the meantime. Several people were also injured.

A police spokesperson confirmed the use of pepper spray, but there was no information on possible injuries.

The counter-demonstration started at Moritzhof and was supported by the SPD and Die Linke parties, the cultural alliance "Hand in Hand", the German Trade Union Confederation and the climate group "Fridays for Future", among others.

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