Thousands of people protested against the government's policy on refugees in the German city of Chemnitz on Saturday. According to the police, more than 8 thousand people took part in the protest action, Ukrinform reports.
There were members and supporters of the populist "Alternative for Germany" party, opposing the reception of migrants from Muslim countries.
"A little less people gathered under the flags for peace and against xenophobia, they opposed the manifestations of Nazism. At one point, this group managed to stop the advance of the rightists who marched in a silent march, blocking the road, "the report said.
In the evening there were clashes between protesters - not less than 11 people were injured. The police detained about 300 people, they are suspected of violating public order.
Let's remind, protest actions in Chemnitz took place on Thursday, August 30, when about 5 thousand people gathered. The next protests are announced on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has concluded agreements with 14 countries to speed up the procedure for the return of migrants trying to enter Germany. This is reported by dpa.international.
Merkel revealed details of the agreement in a letter to the leaders of the two parties - the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Christian Social Union (CSU).
"Asylum seekers arriving in Germany who have already registered in other EU countries must be taken to larger 'anchor centers' for registration," the report said.
These are countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden.
The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said that after the night talks, the EU countries agreed on a unified policy on refugees. According to the source, the camps for refugees rescued after crossing the sea will be created in the member countries of the European Union, which will agree to this.
Earlier German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to hold an emergency summit on the migration crisis in Europe.
Earlier media reported that the government of Merkel split due to the disagreements between the Chancellor of Germany and her coalition allies from the Christian-Social Union (CSU) on the migration policy of Germany.
As noted, further escalation may lead to the resignation of Merkel.