I listened to what Wolfgang Thierse had to say in Der Tag from 28th August, 2018, of the Deutsche Welle (DW). He talked about how important democracy is and that the far right is out to destroy everything that a democracy stands for. The violence that happened in Chemnitz is very worrying!
Merkel slams far-right violence in Chemnitz, Seehofer and AfD more muted
Many high-ranking German politicians joined Chancellor Merkel in issuing a blanket condemnation of racism and violence. However, anti-immigration voices in the corridors of power were less vehement.