29 Aug 2018

Far-right activists protest in Germany after man's death

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 29 August 2018

Far-right activists have demonstrated in Germany's eastern city of Chemnitz after the deadly stabbing of a German man that authorities have blamed on two migrants. About 6000 demonstrators, some chanting neo-Nazi slogans and giving Hitler salutes, clashed with counter-protesters. Saxony's Interior Minister Roland Woeller says the demonstrations were worsened by a great deal of "fake news" circulating on the internet. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the stabbing was a horrible incident, but the violent protest was unacceptable.