A rally in the German city of Halle saw scuffles with police and Nazi salutes and slogans. The country has faced a wave of demonstrations from both the far-right and the left after two Germans died in brawls with migrants.
Fourteen preliminary investigations, including for assault, have been launched, police have confirmed, updating the number from the initial 10. Some protesters are said to have shouted “Sieg Heil” as well as giving Nazi salutes. The rally in question was held in the central-eastern German city of Halle on Monday, with an estimated 450 people attending the right-wing event.
It’s also claimed that some of the protesters were heavily intoxicated and spat on police officers.
Germany has faced a number of protests in the past weeks, following deadly incidents involving migrants. Some escalated into outright street battles with riot police, leading to numerous arrests and injuries.
The unrest, which has quickly made local and international headlines, kicked off after a local man was killed in a brawl in the city of Chemnitz. Two suspects, a Syrian and an Iraqi, were arrested after the incident.
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