Germany: Far-right torch-lit march illuminates Magdeburg on Kristallnacht anniversary

Hundreds of far right sympathisers carrying burning torches marched through the streets of Magdeburg on Saturday as Germany was reminded of one its darker episodes — Kristallnacht. Organised by the 'Citizens' initiative Magdeburg', rally-goers carried banners demanding release of Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck who is now serving a two-year term. Police heavily monitored and intervened as... Еще the torch rally was met by several counter-protests along the way. Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass marks the event of November 9, 1938 in Germany and Austria where anti-Semitic riots led to the death of dozens of Jewish citizens, looting of over 7,000 businesses and torching of over 250 synagogues. German fire brigades and police stood by as anti-Semitic persecution followed the murder of a German politician by a Jewish teenager in Paris.

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