The Local’s reporting on this is horrendous…
Man goes on trial over killing that sparked far-right protests in Chemnitz
A Syrian man goes on trial Monday accused of a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz last year.
The manslaughter trial starting around 10am against 23-year-old asylum seeker Alaa S. is being held in another city of the ex-communist Saxony state, Dresden, for security reasons.
Prosecutors charge that the Syrian, together with an Iraqi man still at large but subject to an Interpol warrant, stabbed to death 35-year-old German Daniel Hillig in a late-night street altercation last August.
News of the killing spread within hours on social media and led local far-right football hooligans, extremist martial arts fans and neo-Nazis to march through Chemnitz.