2 September 2018
German police in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday halted a march by far-right groups protesting last weekend's fatal stabbing of a man allegedly by two migrants, after a few dozen anti-fascist demonstrators tried to barge toward the crowd. Thousands had earlier joined a rival demonstration organized by leftist groups who accuse the AFD party and the anti-Islam Group of exploiting the stabbing of the 35-year-old German man to stoke hatred against migrants and refugees. Riot police were seen making arrests. But the tense standoff ended without violence, keeping the police's truck-mounted water cannon dry.