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03 Sep 2018 | 05:38 PM UTC

Germany: Demonstrations continue in Chemnitz on September 3 /update 4

Germany News Alert

Anti-racism rally and concert in Chemnitz (Saxony state) on September 3; avoid all protests and anticipate transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Chemnitz (Saxony state)

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Event

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Chemnitz (Saxony state) on the afternoon (local time) of Monday, September 3, to protest a recent wave of demonstrations by far-right groups. According to local sources, a concert was held beginning at 17:00 near the Karl Marx Monument. According to a police spokesperson, an estimated 20,000 people attended the Wir Sind Mehr (We Are More) rally and concert. Confrontations between far-right and anti-far-right protesters are possible in Chemnitz in the coming hours. Further demonstrations are anticipated in Chemnitz in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all such demonstrations.

Context

On Sunday, August 26, a German man was fatally stabbed in Chemnitz, and two men of Iraqi and Syrian origin were subsequently arrested for his death. Multiple demonstrations were held by far-right groups on August 26, August 27, and September 1. At least 18 people have been injured in clashes between far-right protesters and counter-protesters.

Advice

Individuals in Chemnitz are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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