Germany: Far-right pro-Chemnitz rally protest release of stabbing suspect

Thousands of far-right Pro Chemnitz movement supporters held a rally in the city on Friday to protest the release of an Iraqi suspect in fatal stabbing that sparked anti-immigaration riots in the Saxony city. Despite the rain, participants gathered by the Karl Marx monument and marched through the city center chanting «Merkel must leave.» Around 300 left-wing counter-demonstrators rallied on... Еще the opposite side of Karl Marx square which was cordonned off by the police. An Iraqi man, identified as Yousif A, was detained over a fatal stabbing of a German man almost a month ago in the eastern German city of Chemnitz but released after a court hearing on September 18 over the lack of evidence. Another suspect, a 23-year-old Syrian man referred to as Alaa S., is still being held in custody in connection with the stabbing, meanwhile the german police is reported to be searching for a third suspect in the case. The killing of 35-year-old German Daniel H. in Chemnitz triggered large-scale anti-immigrant demonstrations and leftist counterprotests with several ending in violence between the rival groups as well as racist assaults on migrants by the nationalists.

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