80 Germans clash with a group of young asylum-seekers in Bautzen

80 Germans clash with a group of young asylum-seekers in Bautzen
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About 80 Germans have clashed with a group of 20 asylum seekers in the eastern town of Bautsen.

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About 80 Germans have clashed with a group of 20 asylum seekers in the eastern town of Bautsen.

Local reports say the Germans were mostly from far-right political groups.

They were heard chanting nationalist slogans.

Police officers who tried to intervene were attacked with bottles and sticks.

It is not the first time the town of Bautzen has seen racist incidents and clashes between migrants and right-wing extremists.

In February, onlookers celebrated as a fire ripped through a former hotel that was being converted into a shelter for refugees.

The local mayor has condemned the violence.

German residents battle asylum-seekers in Bautzen – awful and not an isolated incident. https://t.co/uD2DyQEVXFpic.twitter.com/RG9cOCsb7N

— Jane Bradley (@jane__bradley) September 15, 2016

Far-Right Germans in violent clashes with asylum seekers in Bautzen: https://t.co/5pgiiUB0Pupic.twitter.com/94YqGmQyZS

— Huffington Post UK (@HuffPostUK) September 15, 2016

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