Increase in violence against foreigners in Germany since the racist PEGIDA / LEGIDA movement is there:
Dresden - Racially motivated violence is booming since PEGIDA in Saxony. A study by the Berlin Amadeu Antonio Foundation. This warns together with Pro asylum from a climate of fear and vigilantism.
Consequently, there were 153 nationwide attacks on refugee shelters and 77 physical attacks on asylum seekers. Especially in Saxony go to the fear.
Inquiries various Members of the federal government to politically motivated crime have shown that attributable to the right-wing alone in November 2014 nationwide 63 acts of violence.
For comparison: From July to September, the PMK has (politically motivated crime) to the right of the BKA only listed 29 attacks!!!
"Whatever is Pegida official may distance themselves from racism and violence: A movement that is heavily influenced by racial resentment and self-staged as 'will of the people', creates a climate that encourages racial violence perpetrators, the supposed 'popular will' to enforce "warns Timo Rein Frank, Managing Director of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.
According to research by the German political magazine "Report Mainz", the number of attacks on immigrants has doubled since Pegida.
The study results from collections of media reports, police notices and chronicles the regional Centers for Education, Integration and Democracy.
More numbers is available at: https://www.mut-gegen-rechte-gewalt.de/
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: GERMANY, Demonstration Notice
On Monday, January 26, 2015, U.S citizens residing in or traveling to Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich may encounter PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and counter-PEGIDA demonstrations in downtown areas according to media sources. The demonstrations are scheduled to start at approximately 18:30 and may cause traffic disruptions.
On Monday, January 26, 2015 (and possibly on subsequent Mondays as well), a PEGIDA offshoot organization may demonstrate at the Düsseldorf Train Station. According to media sources, the organization is also planning a demonstration for Monday, February 16 in Düsseldorf, which coincides with Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) celebrations. Counter-demonstrations may be expected.
Similar demonstrations may take place in other cities throughout Germany in the coming weeks, particularly in Dresden, Leipzig and Cologne in addition to the locations previously mentioned.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if you find yourself in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. U.S. citizens should monitor local media and maintain a high level of vigilance and situational awareness. In the event of an emergency, contact the Police at 110 or Fire at 112, as appropriate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Germany. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.
Depending on where you are please contact either the Consulate General in Frankfurt, the Consulate General in Munich or the American Citizens Service Unit at the U.S Embassy in Berlin for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.
For emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Germany, please note:
The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is located at 30 Giessener Strasse. The telephone number is +49-69-7535-0 (routine calls, 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday); e-mail: GermanyACS@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is +49-69-7535-0.
The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at Koeniginstrasse 5 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The telephone number is +49-89-2888-580 during office hours; e-mail: ConsMunich@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Munich is +49-89-2888-0.