Five years after the racist riots in Chemnitz, several hundred people demonstrated against right-wing violence. Under the motto "No Forgetting, No Forgiving, No Ending", the Chemnitz Nazi Free Alliance had called for a rally on Saturday followed by a procession. The police had prepared for an operation and received forces of the riot police for support. "Until the afternoon, the situation is calm," said a police spokeswoman.
In late August 2018, a 35-year-old died in downtown Chemnitz, stabbed to death by a Syrian and an Iraqi. For this, the Syrian was later convicted of manslaughter, another participant is on the run - investigators suspected him last in Turkey. The violent act was followed by a wave of demonstrations in which previously inconspicuous citizens showed up side by side with neo-Nazis and soccer hooligans. Right-wing extremists joined forces to form the terrorist group "Revolution Chemnitz," there were attacks on migrants and on the open street some unabashedly boasted the Hitler salute.
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