Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Geography of Germany's Far Right

Recent far-right demonstrations in Chemnitz has once again focused attention on Germany's problems with violent right-wing protests. The Berliner Morgenpost has mapped out where Germany's far-right demonstrations have taken place across the country in recent years. In Where Germany's Far-Right Marches the newspaper has mapped the locations of far-right demonstrations and the number of people who took part in each demo.

The newspaper's map plots the location of all right-wing demonstrations in Germany from July 2013 to June 2018. The larger the circles on the map then the more participants took part in the far-right demonstration. The map reveals that areas of the former East Germany have seen the most far-right marches and demonstrations. Altogether there were more than three times as many participants in right-wing rallies in the former East Germany than the rest of the country. The two worst states in terms of the most far-right participants in demos were Thuringia and Saxony.

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