craig stennett

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Location: Germany
Nationality: British
Biography: Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Photography from Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, England in the Late 80′s, Craig went on to win The David Hodge Memorial Award Young Photojournalist of the Year with a story he had covered in Thailand. He... read on
Orange Block, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
craig stennett
Mar 3, 2019
Often on demonstrations these days i find the amount of Police outnumbering the actual demonstrators! Police trail the Orange Block Anti Racism march in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany following the release of an orange smoke grenade by demonstrators.   Chemnitz as a city since unification of Germany in the early 1990‘s has a long history of being a centre for Neo Nazi activity. The distribution of Neo-Nazi music to the rest of Europe takes place  from the city. It was also was most recently in the news following  disturbances last year when foreigners were attacked on the streets and also Jewish and Muslim businesses were damaged by the far right following the weaponization of a death in the city of a young man of German nationality which involved 2 immigrants. I think its important to remember that historically the right took control of Germany in the late 1920's and 30'sby controlling the street through intimidation and violence. It‘s interesting to me or may be a sobering thought that many of the people on this demonstration were wary of being identified.  Indeed some asking me not to show faces if it was to appear on social media-

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