German spy chief at odds with Merkel over hounding of migrants in Chemnitz

Hans-Georg Maassen, President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, attends a Reuters interview in Berlin, Germany January 30, 2018. Picture taken January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s domestic spy chief expressed scepticism on Friday that migrants had been hounded in Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man, undermining Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said images from the eastern city “very clearly” showed hate. Germany has been deeply shaken by the most violent right-wing protests in decades […]

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