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Germany

2018

22

Jan

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German city bans new refugees amid anti-migrant mood

An eastern German city has imposed a temporary ban on new refugees in an effort to stem a number of recent violent incidents. Cottbus, about 120 kilometres southeast of Berlin, has been rocked by violence from refugees and right-wing extremists since the start of this year. Earlier this week, Brandenburg state police reported that two male Syrian […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Telegraph

19

Jan

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Germany’s bureaucratic answer to rising anti-Semitism: appointing an anti-Semitism commissioner

Germany is creating a new position, as part of new legislation, to combat discrimination against the Jewish community. On Thursday (Jan. 18), Germany’s lower house of parliament (Bundestag) voted to create (link in German) the role of anti-semitism commissioner. The commissioner is tasked with being a point of contact for Jewish groups, acting as a middleman for […]

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Country: Germany
Source: QUARTZ

18

Jan

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Those who not seem like German face discrimination, report says

In the study, carried out by the Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), responses from over 5,000 immigrants and people with a migrant background across Germany were collected. Of those who described their appearance as “typically German,” around 17 percent stated they felt disadvantaged because of their roots. By contrast, 48 percent […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local

17

Jan

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German given 3½ year sentence for throwing bottles at G20

A man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for throwing a bottle at police officers during the riots that accompanied last year’s Group of 20 summit in Hamburg — the highest sentence yet over the disturbances. German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that the Hamburg district court convicted the 28-year-old German, whose name […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Washington Post

11

Jan

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Germany hate crime: More than 4 attacks a day on migrants in 2017

According to Germany’s Amadeu Antonio Foundation and the organization ProAsyl, over 1,700 attacks on refugees were reported in Germany over the course of 2017 – on average, that’s more than four each day.

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle , Amadeu Antonio

04

Jan

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Uproar follows German politician’s racial slur against Boris Becker’s son

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party became the target of a social media onslaught over a racial tweet which described tennis legend Boris Becker’s son as “half-n****r.” Twenty-three-year-old artist and DJ Noah Becker, who is mixed-race, had commented in a recent interview with Emotion magazine that he had been attacked in Germany because […]

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Country: Germany
Source: RT

2017

26

Dec

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Germany plans to start deporting underage migrants to Morocco

The German government started constructing two youth centers in northern Morocco to house local “street children” as well as unaccompanied Moroccan minors who have been deported by Germany, according to a report from the Welt am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday. The pilot project creates a legal pathway for Germany to start deporting youths without needing to necessarily […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

22

Dec

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German police publicly name and shame G20 protesters

Five months after protests in the German city of Hamburg against the G20 summit, the police and state prosecutors have published pictures of hundreds of demonstrators online. In a co-ordinated campaign with the right-wing Bildnewspaper, they are calling on members of the public to denounce those pictured. The initiative is not only disproportionate, but unlawful. Nothing […]

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Country: Germany
Source: World Socialist Web Site

21

Dec

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Well-to-do Frankfurt fines homeless people for sleeping rough

In the shadows of Frankfurt’s skyscrapers, a growing number of destitute people sleeping on the streets has prompted the German banking capital to come up with a novel solution: fine them on the spot. The move was confirmed on the same day that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for better support for the nation’s homeless, Deutsche […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Week

04

Dec

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Alternative for Germany: Police and protesters clash over meeting

Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany’s first conference since it entered parliament after September’s elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates elected Alexander Gauland as co-leader along with Jörg Meuthen. Both hardliners, their election […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC