“Get up off sofa and speak up against far-right” – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said citizens must do more to tackle racism and the far right in the wake of a week of often violent protests in Chemnitz.

Mass told Bild am Sonntag that people must “get up off the sofa and speak up.”

Bild am Sonntag

“We must stand up to the right-wing extremists. We can’t duck away. We must show our faces against neo-Nazis and anti-Semites,” he said. “Only then will Germany’s reputation not be permanently marred by xenophobic crimes.”

He continued, “If the Hitler salute is shown on our streets today once again, it will be a disgrace to our country.”


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