, A man holds a poster reading 'courage citizen' during a demonstration for democracy and against extremism in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. A week earlier a 35-year-old man had been killed in a stabbing sparking various protests. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
03 of September 2018 08:25:42
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend a concert in the eastern German city of Chemnitz against far-right protests.
Monday evening's performances, by some of Germany's most popular bands, come in reaction to a week of sometimes violent rallies by far-right groups against migrants.
The protests were triggered by the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German man in Chemnitz on Aug. 26, allegedly by two migrants from Iraq and Syria.
The tension that has built up over the past week in Chemnitz reflects the growing polarization over Germany's ongoing effort to come to terms with an influx of more than 1 million refugees and migrants to the country since 2015.
The concert is being promoted under the #WeAreMore hashtag.