German authorities brace for protests at refugee shelter

German authorities are bracing for possible far-right violence in the eastern state of Saxony at the weekend, after an administrative court in the state capital Dresden on Friday nixed a blanket ban on public assembly in the town of Heidenau. Local authorities had imposed the ban to prevent a repeat of the neo-Nazi riots seen outside a refugee shelter last weekend, in which dozens of police officers were injured. Johannes Dimroth, a spokesman for Germany’s Interior Ministry, said federal police would be sent to Heidenau to support local forces. He was unable immediately to say how many officers would be deployed.



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