:Constitutional protection due to report on Chemnitz concert in the criticism
Saxony’s constitution protection is in the criticism, because a well-publicized concert against law in Chemnitz appears in his annual report – in the chapter on left-wing extremism. One day after the report was published, the authorities came under justification pressure on Wednesday. The Saxon left accused the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV) to defame anti-fascism. There was also criticism in social media.
The LfV dismissed the allegations and said that the concert itself was not classified as a left-wing extremist, but only “used in some cases for extremist agitation.” It was precisely the task of the constitutional protection “to report on the endeavor of extremists to penetrate into the middle of society and there to promote acceptance and tolerance of their own misanthropic ideology.”
“We are more” in response to right-wing parades
The concert of 3 September 2018 under the motto “#wirsindmehr” had been organized because it came after the violent death of a German, for which two refugees should be responsible, to right-wing and xenophobic riots in Chemnitz. At that time, the left-hand punk band Feine Sahne Fischfilet had also stood on stage, which had previously been targeted by constitutional protectors. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had supported the Chemnitz concert, which triggered a debate about the band and their lyrics. (AP)