In Berlin, supporters of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AFD) gathered for a demonstration they called 'A Future for Germany.' They showed up in the thousands – but counter-demonstrators were out in even greater numbers.
Alexander Gauland is one of two leaders of the far-right, nationalist AfD party - and he's known for his controversial, headline-grabbing statements.
The co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD party has been accused of playing down the crimes of Nazi Germany. Diminishing the crimes of Nazi atrocities is extremely offensive in Germany.
The mood was explosive as far-right populists staged a rally in the capital, and their detractors turned out en masse to shout them down. DW's Jefferson Chase ventured between the political frontlines.
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