Anti-open border protests have continued in the German city of Chemnitz after a man was stabbed to death and two others wounded in a knife attack for which two migrants have been arrested, the UK Telegraph reports.
Over 5,000 protestors rallying against migrant violence clashed with around 1,000 leftist counter-protestors as an Iraqi and Syria migrant still remain under arrest on suspicion of murder and assault.
Angela Merkel was quick to condemn the protests, which have turned violent at times, but she has suffered the ramifications of her decision to open the country’s borders to millions of migrants herself at the polls, Time reports.
One of the parties organizing protests is the populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) party which was founded in response to Merkel’s open borders decision in 2015 and is already the third largest in the Bundestag.
Burkhard Lischka, a member of Bundestag, has warned that anti-migrant vigilante groups are creating “civil war like conditions” in the country.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday that the protests against the government’s policy of open-door mass migration and it’s negative ramifications are “intolerable”, CNN reports.