But these people are hardly a monolithic class block. So perhaps fittingly it was here that police on Saturday halted the "march of mourning" co-organized by the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany AfD party in the city formerly known as Karl-Marx-Stadt.
The extreme hostility towards the media is a conspicuous facet of right-wing populism in Germany right now. Last Sunday, right-wing extremists and hooligans took the streets, harassing those who looked foreign and shouting xenophobic slurs.
Between 31 March and 12 May the AfD founded affiliates in all 16 German states in order to participate in the federal elections.
Leftist counterdemonstrators are given preferential treatment, the marchers fumed. Some of what happened there might have seemed very familiar.
The party wants to restrict "uncontrolled expansion of wind energy", for instance. Anti-immigrant sentiment runs high in Saxony, the state in eastern Germany where Freital is located.
The DVU has 8, members. In contrast to West Germany, organizations of the Nazi regime had always been condemned and their crimes openly discussed as part of the official state doctrine in the GDR. On 10 May the AfD secured in the 5. Managers at the engineering firm said they rejected the aims of protesters, writing that fairness, tolerance, respect and dialogue are as important to its business as technical expertise.
Journalists were attacked by right-wing demonstrators in Chemnitz, such as the man above who use his crutches against press members Many of the marchers are so skeptical of mainstream media and politics that it is difficult to imagine them having a dialogue with people of different views.
A keener interest in German history would perhaps give AfD and PEGIDA supporters pause for thought about where highly emotionalized political movements based on nativist fears of foreign others have taken Germany in the past.
Police forces had come under criticism for not responding with enough officers earlier in the week, even prompting some suspicions of collusion with right-wing protesters.
The government attempted to address the issue, but at the same time had ideological reasons not to do so openly as it conflicted with the self-image of a socialist society. German law forbids the production and exhibitionist movement of pro-Nazi materials.
Afterthe numbers decreased, although they rose sharply in subsequent years. Angry marchers chanted "Wir sind das Volk" "We are the people! And political and media elite line their pockets and have no contact any more with "common people. The party won about 2 million party list votes andconstituency votes, which was 1.
Strafgesetzbuch section 86a Some German neo-Nazis use early symbols of the Reichskriegsflagge predating the introduction of the Nazi swastikawhich therefore are legal in Germany. However, Nazi paraphernalia has been smuggled into the country for decades. Later, smaller extremist groups formed e. The marchers, already angry about the stabbing of a Chemnitz manDaniel H.
Thus, in the GDR, there was no room for a movement similar to the movement in West Germany, and GDR opposition groups did not see the topic as a major issue. And the killing of Daniel H.
Authorities, however, were quick to debunk the myths. Their manifesto was endorsed by several economists, journalists, and business leaders, and stated that the eurozone had proven to be " unsuitable " as a currency area and that southern European states were "sinking into poverty under the competitive pressure of the euro".
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SCHNELLRODA, Germany—In the waning weeks ofan astonishing right-wing fervor swept Germany. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, stirred by anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment, staged.Download