Germany: Neo-Nazis march peacefully, “anti-fascists” set town on fire

media.media.e98df9cd-abb0-4d82-ab21-dd58b83c89b3.normalizedYou might think there is nothing more despicable than neo-Nazis who, tired of 70 years of democracy, call for a return to a more authoritarian system. But judging from today’s events in Leipzig, they still appear more respectable than their “anti-fascist” adversaries. While the 200 neo-Nazis marched peacefully, the around 1000 left-extremist counter-manifestants threw stones and explosives at the police, vandalized shops, burned cars, and even went as far as assaulting the fire squads that tried to extinguish the fires.

Strangely, most of the mainstream media have headlines according which there were “riots in the margin of a neo-Nazi rally”. It is only by reading the small-print that you find out who the rioters were…

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