What's Wrong with Saxony? A Search for the Roots of Fear and Racism

The newspaper article is reflecting the current situation in Germany quite accurately. Particularly in Saxony the situation is heating up. Pegida marches and anti-immigrant attacks are daily headlines in the news of Germany. The image is showing an alarming but not uncommon scene in Saxony. Demonstrators are waving Pegida flags and holding a sign on which is written NAZI, Nicht An Zuwanderern Interessiert, which means they are not interested in immigrants. In such marches, also left-wing counter-demonstrators are represented. They often result in clashes of right-wing and left-wing extremists.

The article is trying to give an overall view of what is currently going on in Germany and is trying to find an answer to the question, why anti-immigrant actions predominantly occur in Saxony.

Date Published: 

Thursday, February 25, 2016