Right extremism in Chemnitz Seehofer offers Saxonia assistance from the federal police
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After the right-wing riots in Chemnitz, Foreign Minister Maas warns of a danger for all of us. The Minister of Integration of Saxony calls for resistance – and Minister of the Interior Seehofer offers help to the national police.
NAfter recent riots in Chemnitz there is increasing concern about a further escalation. Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) offered the Saxony police support to the federal government. For Tuesday afternoon, right-wing extremists have again announced a demonstration for the Saxon parliament in Dresden.
"The police in Saxony are in a difficult situation," said Seehofer Tuesday in Berlin. "At the request of the federal government this is available with measures to support the police."
Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas (SPD) said that right-wing extremism "is not only a threat to people with a different background, but a threat to the cohesion of our societies". Everything must be done to defend human dignity, democracy and freedom.
Maas remembered the famous speech of the American civil rights activist Martin Luther King. Tuesday, 55 years ago, King appealed to the recurring sentence that began with "I have a dream" against racial segregation and xenophobia. "As long as radical yachts are organized, we still have a lot to do to realize the dream of equality," said Maas in Berlin.
"Hunting scenes should never happen again in Germany"
Justice Minister Katarina Barley warned of the rise of law-free areas. The SPD politician stressed that it is a basic principle of the rule of law that the law is enforced. "It should not seem that there are rooms and places where this is not the case", she told the "Handelsblatt". Offenses must be consistently prosecuted: "Hunting scenes and self-justice may never exist in Germany."
The SPD interior expert Burkhard Lischka warned of an increasing danger of staging in public spaces by right-wing extremists. "There is a small right-wing crowd in our country that takes all precautionary measures and will take violent fantasies of civil-warlike conditions on our roads," he told the "Rheinische Post".
The GdP federal president Oliver Malchow stressed that the state was there to protect civilians with police and justice. "But if he can no longer pay that in the eyes of many citizens, there is a risk that citizens themselves take the law into their own hands and rely on civil protection and civilian guards," he told the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung". This is a frightening trend.
Köpping calls on civil society
The Saxon Minister of Integration Petra Köpping (SPD) demanded more social support. "Civil society should not be silent," she said on Radio SWR Aktuell. "She has to go out on the street and she has to speak out, so that those who want to take care of civil warlike circumstances, it is clear where the majorities lie."
In Chemnitz, violent incidents came again in new demonstrations on Monday evening. The starting point was a demonstration of the right movement Pro Chemnitz. The Minister of the Interior of Saxony, Roland Wöller (CDU), spoke of a total of 7,000 demonstrators, including 6,000 in the camp from the right. The police reported a tense situation and individual nests of objects to and from the meeting.
20 people were injured: 18 demonstrators and two policemen. In addition, 43 advertisements were included, among other things on suspicion of peace violation, use of unconstitutional organizations, personal injuries and violations of the assembly line. In ten cases, a preparatory procedure was started for showing the Hitler salute. Also from disguises in the elevator of Pro Chemnitz was the speech.
The cause of the heated mood in the West Saxon town is the death of a 35-year-old German in the night of Sunday at the edge of the city festival. Against the two alleged perpetrators a 22-year-old Iraqi and a 23-year Syrian arrest warrant had been issued on Monday.