CHEMNITZ, Germany – The mayor of Chemnitz sought on Friday to assure foreign visitors, students and investors that the East German city is safe despite violent right-wing extremist protests earlier this week.
Barbara Ludwig told reporters that "after the riots caused by the alleged killing of a German man by migrants on the weekend," there is a lot of uncertainty and fear on different sides at the moment.
Pictures of neo-Nazis shouting "Foreigners out" during a protest Monday has been making headlines far beyond Germany, causing concern among companies and the Technical University, which has a large proportion of foreign students.
After the assassination on early Sunday morning, the prosecutors stopped Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…=view&id=167 Hundreds of people spontaneously went out on the streets and on the same day from a verbal disagreement attacked police officers as well as several foreigners.
"We will make it clear the coming weeks and months that foreign students and foreign investors actually have their place in this city and are safe here," said Ludwig.
The Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already updated the advice for its citizens traveling to Chemnitz but saying that "there may be demonstrations in large cities" and warns that "riots are possible."
The city accepted additional help from federal police, and a demonstration of hundreds of people on Thursday was largely calm.
Even before the demonstrations, the mood against migrants in Saxony, the eastern federal state where Chemnitz is located, was high, and about a quarter of voters support the extreme right-wing alternative for Germany last year.
Global chip manufacturer Globalfoundries. German: www.germnews.de/archive/gn/1995/01/11.html The country 's reputation has made it difficult to attract qualified skilled workers to the state, Handelsblatt said. The engineer should move to Saxony and take his family with him, said spokesman Jens Drews of the business newspaper "
" It 's not easy to persuade one Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en. We must explain to him that the Dresden region, that his children can go to school alone, and that one is not marginalized with a headscarf. "
Long before the Chemnitz time, there were anti-migration demonstrations
On Friday was one 31-year-old convicted of attempted murder with explosives and attempted arson for an attack on a Dresden mosque in 2016. Nino K., whose surname was not stated in accordance with data protection laws, was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison.  During his trial, experts testified that the imam's family was only fortunate
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