Anti-immigration sentiment rises in Germany

HENDRIK SCHMIDT

Grafitti on the town sign of Clausnitz, a district of Rechenberg-Bienenmuehle, Saxony, Germany, 20 February 2016. Opponents of a newly-opened asylum-seeker accomodation were shouting 'We are the people' at refugees and blocking the way of their bus late 18 February.

On Saturday, anti-immigration protesters blocked a refugee bus entering an accommodation center in Germany and on Sunday, a crowd of locals cheered as the roof of a refugee shelter went up in flames


The anti-immigration sentiment is rising in Germany, as more and more people are participating in enraged anti-refugee incidents.

The Associated Press reported that while most Germans have been welcoming toward refugees, the anti-immigration sentiment is rising especially in the east.

While Germany has been lauded for opening its borders to refugees from Syria and Iraq, the country has also experienced a surge in attacks against refugee camps. According to official figures, 924 attacks wer...


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