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tv   Reporter  Deutsche Welle  August 26, 2019 8:45am-9:01am CEST

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for in the parliamentary elections. it may be a state election but it's attracting interest across germany the right wing populist a.f.d. party hopes to come out the big winner saxony must decide which direction it plans to take and so does nick kids here ski. nick has been doing martial arts since he was 8 years old he specialized in m.m.a. for mixed martial arts. colorful martial arts has probably contributed greatly to my self-image it's given me a lot of self-confidence in dicey situations where you're inclined to panic or the adrenaline starts pumping. the panic or should i say that doesn't happen so much now because i just know the situation better. can't.
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he can't see eskies 28 years old 5 years ago he opened his own martial arts studio he knows the german m.m.a. scene well and he says it's closely connected to the neo nazi saying especially in eastern germany. chop of the worst case i've experienced was at a competition and where people always booed the foreigners during the finals the crowd chanted who naral short for the right wing group hooligans nazis racists. this video is an ad for the well known right wing m.m.a. event camped in the blue and or fun of the ne balloons it's an annual meeting for right wing extremists in saxony disguised as a sporting event nick and his friend david know all about fighting the need which
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right wing parties cease to attract new voters. the blame of the trouble is it's a recognised and consciously public right wing event they're not stupid they promote it like a normal and a finds them but what doesn't belong to the sport is the showing of symbols it's difficult. for them who are in. the hang of the show and they hang up flags which really belong to the right wing scene well. the problem is here and the problem is they mix their politics with the martial arts. the politicians make appearances and try to manipulate people like nations when you put real a lot of you hear the politicians come and make speeches fishing for votes image that nic was born in kenya it's and he spent most of his life here he's encountered nazis outside the martial arts scene too even in school he had to be careful who he made friends with the. i know you were in my youth i naturally had
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a bit of contact with them at school too and assured in that luncheon you had to decide on your attitude towards them. firstly one of them was really enter graded into the neo nazi scene so my attitude towards him was clear. in my no one he could never entirely avoid contact with neo nazis in his youth he did try to stay away from them he takes us to the place where a german of cuban descent was stabbed a year ago here is a good thing so this is the memorial for daniel h. who was murdered here on august 26th 2018. or more than his death made headlines across germany so did the demonstrations afterwards around the col marks monument one of the city's landmarks that. everybody can know it's in 20 a chain just the suspicion that asylum seeker killed daniel was enough for sex and his far right same to take to the streets beyond hoka and other politicians from
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the eye of the much side by side with neo nazis they chanted nazi slogans and did hitler salutes and attacks politicians and foreign looking passers by the police were outnumbered and overwhelmed. nic could c.s.k. says the demonstrations changed his city since then it's become more polarized the different political camps are more opposed than ever. before and the tone in camden has become more aggressive for its divided groups of friends even my own family a bit. for instance nick and his grandparents often don't see eye to eye. i know there is a dish today they've come downtown to have a visit with him he gets. over then you can it's when it was still part of communist east germany much has changed since then and they don't
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feel safe here anymore. and it's why doesn't arts and i can't go out anymore at night i don't dare go into the city that's down it wasn't like that before don't beat around the bush it's simple everyone says it's the asylum seekers. if we had more law enforcement and police the feeling would be better so you had this defeat of bessel the police are getting huge reinforcements are absolute was located with i have something against people who have committed crimes having to be kept here to comply with some international legal practice internet so let's go through when it's not possible to deport them to venice and for an american history but. those are the ones who are a burden to us. since the year in the. us escaped and of course there's no problem with foreigners i grew up in a system in
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a world that's totally globalized and the only functions through globalisation that people say throw out all the foreigners but our country couldn't survive without them. so for me it's not a question of with or without foreigners things can only function if we work together on the phone to me on. nick really likes to talk with his grandparents especially about politics but he finds this sometimes intolerant though he'd never say that to their faces and in front of the camera they're all a bit reticent to hold the feelings on this. big thing this issue politicians what do you think about the political direction changing the f.t. getting more powerful and giving the far right of boost perspectives and to ensure . that but that also means that the people on the left will also get more organized and that would likely provoke more riots what would sealed it for after the election because if the a.f.p. comes in 1st protests will increase not only will people protest more. unlikely to
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do it peacefully which will lead to rioting i'm pretty sure of that decision. to make and his friends enjoy a barbecue none of the my f.t. supporters and nominally chemists has a far right problem they say lost is demonstrations were exaggerated by the media they more worried about the city's image shows i only learned about what happened from the media apparently people in chemist's a stamp for next to no reason there's a bit of latent fear them this case has been exploited by all sides. and i did so it goes to show what it was fully present in the media as if everyone in the demo was right wing but that's not how it was said the brass majority were simply concerned funds session i found it really shocking that even in america they were reporting on kemet some what was happening here people must decide for themselves
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how much importance to place on it that's probably why so many people myself included are afraid to let our children play alone outdoors which was once totally normal. but you're going give what you know as a freedom fighter something i feel the reporting of what happened here encampments was exaggerated that it was all very extreme right wing this. for me what took place wasn't just an extreme right wing event it is far from it i don't like what's become of it was a 6 team of 5 candidates is image has been damaged. it's market i finished as well so toss it that i didn't interest the media at the time and it doesn't interest anyone now i think it in the let's include c o 2 and it was it all hits came. just ahead of the state elections the parties are making a last minute attempt to woo the vote is. that the social democrats
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stand nick talks with candidate how quickly they see this can do you think that chemists really has a problem with racism or is it somewhat exaggerated is this what is your opinion do you think you'd have to go as a standard that says i think there's no german city that's free of racism i believe that we have a big problem with how we deal with racism but only that there are cities for instance rostock and mecklenburg for palmer which had problems with it for a very long time and also made negative headlines but they tackled it head on what has happened when i get the feeling that in cannes next people avoid the topic because it's uncomfortable and i mean they're afraid it will harm them just to name it but this silence only makes things worse the larger cities especially. that silence is expected to benefit one party the most the a.f.d. saxony is the right wing populist stronghold so they've also put up a stand down town the a.f.c.
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candidate he tells nick it's the foreigners not the neo nazis who are the problem. hello. i'm nick nick you are nick i'm stephanie i'm running for parliament. and thought how come it was kim that i come from chemists was born and raised here what 3 main statements does the f.t. have for cam that he's if you came into disposable the biggest problem here in the city is with immigration and that's a given you hear it from every citizen and they're also unsettled because we're simply not used to that. type of life from east german times yes historically but but we had vietnamese cubans etc before going to trial right i know and that was good. but at the time they were in principle people who came here for professional training and then they went back home and took those skills with them and we have to look after our own people 1st those of worked and paid taxes here 3 years on
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from why the thought of doing the discussion the a.f.d. stand is surrounded by demonstrators carrying brightly colored umbrellas it's a protest action to show that chemist's this a colorful and diverse place but the a.s.d. members don't take the protest seriously the atmosphere is still quite relaxed yet the incident shows candidates is divided. i'm sure i. thanks for the talk there were some good arguments made but as i said a few opinions that just don't fit with my world view and it's on my bait that. nicad c.s.k. won't vote for the a.f.p. that much is clear but he's afraid that the right wing populist could triumph he longs for a chemist's that's governed by tolerance and respect the way opponents treat one another in martial arts. guys i tried
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