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>> Protesters and police taking to the streets in East Germany once again, this time in Kothen, after two Afghans were arrested on suspicion of killing a 22-year-old German man. This comes just weeks after Germany saw the most violent right-wing protests in decades, following the arrest of two asylum seekers in connection with the death of a German man in Chemnitz.
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Reuters Joseph Nasr in Berlin says the two incidents are not connected.>> There are big questions about what happened. Police said that the German guy who died, an initial autopsy showed at least that he had died of heart failure and nothing to do with the scuffle he had with the two Afghans the police have arrested over the death.
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>> Protests in Chemnitz and Kothen have widened the already deep divisions exposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision in 2015 to open the country's borders to more than one million migrants. Last month, video circulated online showing far-right gangs hounding foreigners in Chemnitz Though the head of Germany's domestic spy agency cast doubts over their authenticity.
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He's now facing calls to resign, and on Monday, the country's interior minister asked him to explain himself. All this contributing to a debate that is now more about Germany's far-right than it is about migrants.>> Germans are very sensitive to any form of extremism in their society because of Germany's Nazi past, of course.
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And when people saw far-righters clashing with police, hunting down migrants in Chemnitz and some even raising their hands in a Hitler salute. This, of course, rings a lot of alarm bells with many Germans, and the debate now is about how strong is the far-right in Germany? Should more be done to monitor the far-right?
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And this is where we are now.
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