Participants of the demonstration of anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany attack police in Chemnitz, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Maas' comments followed Saturday's demonstrations by about 4,500 far-right protesters in Chemnitz, who were rallying against migration a week after a German was killed in the eastern city, allegedly by two migrants from Iraq and Syria. Around 4,000 leftist protesters also marched through the city in a counterprotest, and 1,800 police officers were deployed to keep the groups apart.Eighteen people, including three police officers, were injured during the rallies, which at times were very tense, especially after police ended a march of the far-right groups early.Far-right activists and leftist groups had already clashed in Chemnitz Monday, a day after the 35-year-old German man's death.
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