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Anti-Foreigner Protests in Berlin

Anti-Foreigner Protests in BerlinAnti-Foreigner Protests in Berlin

Hundreds of protesters, among them neo-Nazis and angry local residents, protested in the German capital on Saturday against the construction of a centre for refugees seeking political asylum.

A large number of police kept watch over the protest march and over a large anti-fascist counter demonstration in the eastern Berlin working class district of Marzahn, the AFP reported.

Germany, which has become Europe’s top destination for asylum seekers, expects 200,000 arrivals this year, almost 60 percent more than last year, which already saw a jump of two-thirds over 2013.

Those seeking political asylum come mainly from war-torn Syria, but also Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Financialtribune.com