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Campaigners mark German race riots

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Campaigners mark German race riots


Anti-racism campaigners in Germany have marked the 20th anniversary of the worst mob attack against foreigners in the country’s postwar history.

The attack by neo Nazis on immigrant housing in Lichtenhagen shocked Germans.

Campaigners say those ugly scenes should never be forgotten.

The suburb in Rostock, northeast Germany, was home to the so-called Sunflower House, which acted as a reception centre for asylum seekers.

Most of them were Roma or Vietnamese.

On August 22nd, 1992, rioters started to throw stones and firebombs at the building in violence that would go on for three days.

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