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Nazi state of emergency splits Dresden

The city Council of Dresden, adopted last week, a statement of principle against right-wing . Xenophobic, racist and nationalist resentment were widespread, it was said in the debate. Anti-democratic attitudes ranged far up the middle. The Declaration of the Dresden Parliament to strengthen democracy and civil society, and protect their minorities.

inter-fractional request came through the city Council with a clear majority. For Controversy, the title of the statement: "Nazi state of emergency caused?" Although the term is provided with a question mark, it remains highly controversial and provoked criticism.

damage to the image of Dresden

politicians and the tourism Association of Dresden to see the View of the Saxon capital at risk. The Dresden population will be placed under General suspicion, it contingency be of a Nazi far and wide to see nothing. The decision of the city Council of Dresden made it to the news portals of the world media. CNN, for example, reported about the "proclamation of the Nazi state of emergency in Dresden" – but without the question mark.

Dresden's mayor Dirk Hilbert has distanced himself in the meantime, the notion of a Nazi state of emergency. This was in a way a populist that will the actual concern is not justified, said the FDP politician. He did not want to participate in linguistic escalations.

measures against right-wing extremism are of course welcome, said Hilbert. It is appalling that the violence and fanaticism had risen in the extreme right-wing scene. This is true, but not only for Dresden and Saxony, but also for Germany and Europe. Hilbert admitted, however, that Dresden is about right-wing extremism'm more in public perception than other cities.

"We have a Nazi problem"

The Initiative for the statement of principle came from the Satire party "die Partei". "We have a Nazi problem in Dresden and need to do something about it. The policy must at last begin to outlaw the clear," said, "The party"-councillor Max Aschenbach in an MDR Interview. Against his proposal, the CDU, the AfD and the Free voters voted. The AfD is now the third strongest party in the city Council, mocked aschenbach's Initiative. A Problem with the extreme Right it does not give at all. The CDU criticised the "pure symbol politics" and the "linguistic mistake".

According to the policy statement to the city of Dresden and the city Council has always protected Affected, if the "equal value of all people is denied". The dissemination of hostile and extreme right-wing settings in public places should not be unchallenged approved. Also: "victims of right-wing violence to get help, and perpetrators are consistently followed."

Dresden has for some years the scene of the Pegida demonstrations. The self-styled "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident" rush viciously against migrants, policy makers and politicians. Pegida maintains close Links to the AfD and to the extreme right-wing scene.

Created: 04.11.2019, 19:44 PM

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