In Germany, the far right increasingly visible

During the first half of the year, three times more mobilizations of right-wing extremists were recorded in Germany compared to the same period in 2022.

The number of demonstrations organized by neo-Nazi movements increased from 35 to 110, according to a report from the Federal Interior Ministry, in response to a request from the Left Group in the Bundestag, the lower house of the German Parliament.

The reasons are the debate on the growing number of refugees welcomed by the country and the resumption of demonstrations after the Covid-19 pandemic, which had prevented any gathering for two years.

On the other hand, according to this report, the number of concerts by rock groups close to the extreme right decreased slightly and fell from 89 to 71 in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year.

According to the Interior Ministry, 35 such concerts took place in the period from April to June this year.

Concerned politicians

“The mobilizing power of the far right is now increasing enormously, a year after the pandemic,” worried left-wing MP Petra Pau.

Most of the marches were aimed at protesting the opening of new refugee centers. Demonstrations which had the slogan, “Nein zum Heim”.

“It is the duty of all of us to prevent the extremely hostile climate towards refugees from spreading to a level similar to that of the early 1990s and 2015,” stressed Petra Pau.

The largest number of mobilizations by far-right organizations was recorded in 2015 with 590 demonstrations. And in recent years, the trend has been downward.

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