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.

via ynetnews.com

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