A 50 strong nationalist street patrol went hunting for invaders in the eastern German city of Bautzen yesterday, in a repeat of the scene which played out there two months ago.
Two invaders fled for their lives from the right-wingers who screamed insults and threats at them while throwing stones.
Police were out in force at the time of the confrontation but apparently did not act until the invaders began to run from the nationalist mob who had gathered at the city’s Holzmarkt.
One of them was hit by a bicycle ridden by one of his pursuers and suffered a cut from a stone which struck him.
Police rescued a second invader and took him away in a patrol car.
The town has had a nightly curfew for invader youths since the violent events of mid-September when nearly 80 neo-Nazis chased 19 foreigners through the streets after exchanging insults in a main square.
This time the far-right opponents of refugee-invaders took to cars and bikes to chase them down. They told police they genuinely felt in fear of their lives.
Like in the previous incident, the confrontation escalated after both groups exchanged verbal insults.
The incident has highlighted once again the seething resentment that the far-right has for invading hordes of foreigners who are spread out in accommodation centres across the country.
One week after the initial incident in Bautzen, nationalist youth shouting ‘foreigners out!’ beat up an elderly man in the town.
The 72-year-old Algerian was set upon & punched to the ground.
They hurled racial epithets at him before fleeing, and have so far not been caught.
In February, a cheering crowd was seen outside a burning refugee shelter in Bautzen, clapping and shouting: “Good, that’s up in flames.”
That same weekend, a video emerged of neo-Nazis intimidating teenage invaders, preventing them from getting off a bus to get to another shelter in Clausnitz.
Germany recorded more than 1,000 attacks on refugee shelters last year – a five-fold rise over 2014.
Bautzen mayor Alexander Ahrens met members of far-right groups in October in a bid to try to learn their motivation for violence.