Billed as an event to counter xenophobia, racism and religious intolerance, the Dragon Boat Races in Hanover bring together young people from 25 nations.
Thousands of people in Essen have taken to the streets to protest against neo-Nazi violence. The march is the latest in a series of anti-racism rallies following violent anti-immigrant protests in Chemnitz.
More than 12,000 people protested against racism across western Germany, two weeks after far-right violence in the east. The demonstrators took issue with countries like Afghanistan being considered safe for return.
An anti-immigrant demonstration in Hamburg was shouted down by thousands of people protesting against xenophobia. Several other German cities have seen protests against racism and far-right violence in recent days.
Die Toten Hosen and Kraftklub are among the German bands planning to rock Chemnitz on Monday. They want to send a message in view of massive violent far-right unrest in the eastern German city.
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