German city declares a "Nazi emergency"

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A city in eastern Germany has declared a "Nazi emergency", saying it has a serious problem with the far-right.

Dresden, the capital of Saxony, has long been viewed as a bastion of the far-right and is the birthplace of the anti-Islam Pegida movement.

"'Nazinotstand' means - similar to the climate emergency - that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened," local councillor Max Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told the BBC. The resolution acknowledges that "right-wing extremist attitudes and actions... are occurring with increasing frequency" and calls on the city to help victims of far-right violence, protect minorities and strengthen democracy.

Mr Aschenbach's resolution was put to a vote by Dresden's city council on Wednesday night and approved by 39 votes to 29, according to local media reports.

Germany's governing Christian Democrats (CDU) were among those to reject the resolution. "From our point of view, this was primarily an intended provocation," Jan Donhauser, chairman of the CDU City Council Group, told the BBC. Kai Arzheimer, a German politics professor who has written extensively on far-right extremism, said the resolution's main impact was symbolic, but that it could mean that more money would be allocated to programmes combating extremism in the future.

The state of Saxony has also long been a stronghold of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) and later the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. In state elections in September, support for the AfD surged, up 17.8% from 2014 to finish on 27.5%.

Dresden is also where the anti-Islam Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West) movement began in 2014, and where it continues to hold rallies.

 
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We had our Nazi Emergency in Charlottesville ...New Zealand had theirs in Christchurch, these Nazis are being emboldened world wide by the current attitude of the US Government encouraging and supporting them.
 
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We had our Nazi Emergency in Charlottesville ...New Zealand had theirs in Christchurch, these Nazis are being emboldened world wide by the current attitude of the US Government encouraging and supporting them.
12 neo-Nazi's is an emergency? :rolleyes:

Oh the Leftist drama queens .....
 
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We had our Nazi Emergency in Charlottesville ...New Zealand had theirs in Christchurch, these Nazis are being emboldened world wide by the current attitude of the US Government encouraging and supporting them.
Not in Germany. This began years ago in Dresden. Its why the AfD began. They were one of the first places to see the rise of the far right, before Brexit and before Trump.
 
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12 neo-Nazi's is an emergency? :rolleyes:

Oh the Leftist drama queens .....
12? Where did you dredge up that fake news, John?
The Unite the Right rally[4] was a white supremacist[5][6][7][8] rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017.[9][10] Protesters were members of the far-right and included self-identified members of the alt-right,[11] neo-Confederates,[12] neo-fascists,[13] white nationalists,[14] neo-Nazis,[15] Klansmen,[16] Blue Lives Matter,[17] and various right-wing militias
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Keep on defending it though...
 
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the left prefer to worry about the boogie man rather than real threats.