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Chemnitz Stabbing Sparks Protest Violence and Exposes Rifts in Germany

2018-08-28 20:13
Rival protests over a murder in the east German city of Chemnitz have left six people injured and officials raising the alarm on “vigilante justice.” Right-wing demonstrators clashed with leftist counter-protesters on Monday, Aug. 27, following the arrest of an Iraqi and Syrian over a fatal knife attack on a German man. The stabbing triggered a wave of protests that saw opposing demonstrators throwing bottles and fireworks at each other, and police deploying water cannons to quell the violence.