Reportage. How the migration crisis served the German far right

On Sunday, August 26, a man was murdered in the city of Chemnitz, in western Germany. The news may have gone unnoticed if the two perpetrators had not been an Iraqi and a Syrian. This is the spark needed to illuminate the wick: the rage of the German far right explodes against the migration policy of the Merkel government.

Since then, there have been demonstrations every week between hostile Germans welcoming refugees, including many supporters of the far-right German AfD party, and citizens who are in favor of asylum policy. the New York Times went to meet the two opposing camps, to try to understand the upheavals of the German political landscape.

A video translated and subtitled by International post.

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