|Author (Person)||Rocha, Frederico|
|Series Details||August 2018|
Social unrest increased in Chemnitz (Germany) following the arrest of two asylum seekers over a fatal stabbing of a German citizen in August 2018. The incident triggered a series of violent demonstrations and clashes between far-right demonstrators and leftist protestors.
The violent demonstrations followed a first round of riots on 26 August. Some of the protesters reportedly attacked police and people they thought were immigrants. The unrest slowly spread across the country, with further demonstrations staged in other German cities.
Analysts indicated that such tension - increasingly visible ever since the start a migrant crisis affecting Europe - highlighted a shift in perceptions across public opinion in Germany.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Germany|