A large rally has taken place in a German town which has seen a sharp upspike in right-wing extremist activity. Last year, an Afghan refugee killed his former girlfriend in Kandel. That killing sparked a series of anti-immigration demonstrations.
More than half of Germans surveyed in a monthly poll classify racism as a major social ill. At the same time, those polled say social issues are more important than asylum and refugee questions.
Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
Police have upped security around several day care centers in Munich after they received letters threatening the lives of students. The letters, some of which included swastikas, targeted Muslim and Jewish children.
The impending verdict in Germany's notorious NSU murder trial will not end the work of lawyer Mehmet Daimagüler. The son of Turkish immigrants fights racism in Germany, which he says is "socially acceptable."
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