To separate a housing estate in Munich from a new migrant centre that will open less than 100m away, local officials are building a 4m high wall.
As reported by the Breitbart online, residents at the Neuperlach Süd housing development went to court to get the wall built before the 100 young migrants arrive to the centre.
The residents said they fear bad behaviour among the newcomers, and concern over likely levels of noise when they arrive, will lower the value of their properties if the migrant centre remains for an extended length of time, reports Der Spiegel.
The wall gained attention outside Munich after vice-chairman of the district, and political activist, Guido Bucholtz, made a film charting its construction. Bucholtz said “there is no need for a wall” which he calls the “monster”.
As reported by the Russian-based RT news agency, support for the wall is coming from Bavaria, with many of the German state’s politicians and residents repeatedly stressing their discontent with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy for those fleeing war and persecution.