Participants of the demonstration of Germany's anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) attack police in Chemnitz, Germany, September 1, 2018. Picture taken Septemeber 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week.Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday.According to police estimates, more than 11,000 demonstrators turned up for the separate protests.Local police, backed up by officers from across Germany, were out in force to keep both sides from clashing.In all, 18 people were injured, including three police officers, said in a statement Sunday, doubling their earlier injury estimate.Away from Chemnitz city center, a 20-year-old Afghan man suffered light injuries after he was assaulted by four masked men.
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