Michael Trammer

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Far-right Intrumentalizes Death of Young Man in Chemnitz
Location: Hannover
Nationality: German
Biography: Freelance photo- and videojournalist based in Hannover and Munich. Work mainly focused on social movements, breaking news, politics, far-right extremism and humanitarian crisis. Searching for calmness among chaos.  I like photo-essays &... read on
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Far-right Intrumentalizes Death of Young Man in Chemnitz
Credits: michael trammer
Date of Work: 08/28/18 - 09/01/18
Updated: 07/23/19
Location: Chemnitz
After a young man near Chemnitz city fair was stabbed to death potentially by a person seeking asylum in Germany, far-right groups used the tragic events to rally through the eastern german city. On the days following the crime several demonstrations where held. Hooligans clashed with police, chasing migrants, counter-protestors and journalists through the streets. Neonazis openly displaying their hatred and AfD politicians march together. What was declared as an event to express grief was soon overtaken by hooligans. The second march though the town was blocked by thousands of citizens protesting for a multicultural and open Chemnitz. The events stand symbolically for how far the debate on how refugees should be treated has shifted german society. The pictures follow the protest on the days after the death.

As far-right media reports suggest that images of the events were fake-news I decided not to edit an essay, but a chronological series of two days of protest after the death. August 28th and September 1st.

Images published across deveral outlets amongst those: ze.tt, ZEIT Online, DER SPIEGEL (Print & Online div.), SZ, Blätter, deutschlandfunk, Tagesspiegel (Cover), Vice, taz, DerStandard, der rechte rand ...
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