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    Germany’s Far Right Rampages Through Leipzig

    They want the borders closed. It seems that the spate of sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve was the flash point for anti-immigrant sentiment in Germany. On Monday night 200 people rioted in Leipzig, breaking windows and holding signs emblazoned with racist slogans, while another 2,000 marched peacefully to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy toward refugees fleeing famine and poverty in the Middle East. Germany has already begun turning away some migrants, but this will put even more pressure on Merkel to change her stance.

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