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Anti-Immigrant Protest Turns Violent In Eastern German City Of Chemnitz

The incident, with right-wing protesters, some thrusting Nazi salutes, as well as leftist counterprotesters, was triggered by the arrest of a Syrian and Iraqi man in connection with a fatal stabbing.
A man raises his arm in a Nazi salute in response to heckling from leftists at a protest gathering the day after a fatal stabbing by migrant suspects triggered large protests in the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany. Source: Sean Gallup

Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators took to the streets in the eastern German city of Chemnitz to demand that foreigners leave the country following the arrest of two migrants in a fatal stabbing incident.

The protesters — some masked and thrusting Hitler salutes — chanted "Close the borders!" and carried signs that read

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