Fresh clashes in Heidenau as de Maiziere condemns anti-refugee violence

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has condemned violent protests against a refugee shelter in the eastern town of Heidenau. At the same time, he highlighted a spirit of giving demonstrated by other Germans.

In comments published in the German “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper, the interior minister decried not just the violent protests against refugees over the past couple of nights in Heidenau, located just outside of Dresden, but all other attacks on asylum seekers’ shelters in recent months.

“This is unsavory and unworthy of our country,” de Maiziere said. “Everyone who thinks like that should try just for a moment to put themselves into the situation of the refugees. We will bring the full force of the law against anyone who takes such action,” he added.

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