Hundreds of people demonstrated in Greifswald against a planned container accommodation for 500 migrants and refugees. According to police estimates, around 500 people gathered on Monday evening at the site of the planned accommodation in the Baltic Sea district of Greifswald. About 30 people gathered for a counter-demonstration. According to a police spokesman, around 20 participants from the right-wing scene were among the demonstrators who protested against the plans.
In a school next to the corresponding property, the district representation of the Ostseeviertel took place on Monday evening, where the plans were to be discussed. Because of the large crowd, access had to be limited. There was a crowd at the school gate.
The Lord Mayor of Greifswald, Stefan Fassbinder (Greens), also took part in the meeting at short notice and was confronted with the clear displeasure of the citizens about the plans both in front of the school building and during the meeting. He said there was originally supposed to be more time to discuss the plans. However, the district put pressure on it and the original schedule could no longer be met.
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, there have been several violent protests against the accommodation of refugees in recent weeks. At the end of January, riots caused a stir at a meeting against the construction of accommodation for 400 migrants in Upahl, a town of 500 in the Northwest Mecklenburg district. The police had a hard time preventing people from gaining access to the district council building in Grevesmühlen, where construction was being discussed. According to the police, representatives of the right-wing political spectrum were also on site.
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