700 German nationalists protest against refugees in Magdeburg

Far-right extremists protest against refugees in Magdeburg, Germany, on April 9, 2016.

Hundreds of far-right extremists have taken to the streets of the German city of Magdeburg to protest against the arrival of refugees to the Western European country under what they called lax asylum policies.

Police presence was heightened during Saturday event due to a planned counter-protest organized by several left-wing organizations. The counter-march, however, was cancelled due to security reasons.

One far-right protester was arrested after attacking a journalist during the rally, which gathered some 700 people supporting different right-wing organizations.

Saturday’s demonstration was organized by the group called Gemeinsam-Stark Deutschland.



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