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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:49 AM

German city declares "Nazi emergency" [View all]

Source: CBS News

A city in eastern Germany has declared a "Nazi emergency" to tackle the rise of the far-right. Dresden is the capital of Saxony, which is considered a stronghold of the far-right movement.


"'Nazinotstand' means - similar to the climate emergency - that we have a serious problem. The open democratic society is threatened," local councilor Max Aschenbach, who tabled the motion, told BBC News.

Dresden's city council approved a resolution Wednesday night to 39 votes to 29 to pass the motion that declared "anti-democratic, anti-pluralist, misanthropic and right-wing-extremist attitudes and actions, including violence in Dresden, are occurring with increasing frequency."

The motion was opposed by Germany's governing Christian Democrats (CDU), who said it was "primarily an intended provocation."

"'State of emergency' means the collapse or a serious threat to public order," Jan Donhauser, chairman of the CDU City Council Group, told BBC News. "That is not given rudimentarily. Furthermore, the focus on 'right-wing extremism' does not do justice to what we need. We are the guardians of the liberal-democratic basic order and no violence, no matter from which extremist side it comes, is compatible with it."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dresden-nazi-emergency-declared-in-city-in-saxony-germany-haven-for-far-right-movement/



Posting, due to the US having to fight Nazis in Germany once before.

Sadly, it's an open question as to whether there are more Nazis in Germany or the US at this point....

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