Merkel to visit refugee shelter attacked by neo-Nazi mob

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit a refugee shelter at the center of recent riots by neo-Nazis, an official said Tuesday.

Merkel will travel to Heidenau, south of Dresden, on Wednesday to meet refugees, support workers and local officials, her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement. Dozens of police were injured when a far-right mob hurled bottles and fireworks at officers trying to ensure asylum seekers could move into the repurposed hardware store on Friday and Saturday. Speaking Monday, Merkel called the incident “shocking” and “shameful.”



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