Eastern Germany has made headlines for violent right-wing riots in the past weeks. Stefan Krabbes wants to show that his home has more to offer – and his social media campaign has taken off.
Two months after far-right violence and ensuing demonstrations rocked Germany, the German president has made a subdued if cordial visit to the city now associated with far-right extremism. His message: We need to talk.
German MPs have held a tense debate in the Bundestag in the aftermath of far-right protests in eastern Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies and the national budget were also in the spotlight.
The Center for Political Beauty wants people to identify people who took part in right-wing rallies in eastern Germany during the summer. The group uploaded pictures of some 7,000 demonstrators to its website.
Many high-ranking German politicians joined Chancellor Merkel in issuing a blanket condemnation of racism and violence. However, anti-immigration voices in the corridors of power were less vehement.
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