Far-right activists were met with scores of counter-protesters as they marched through Chemnitz on Saturday, marking ‘The Day of the German Future.’
Around 250 neo-Nazi protesters marched through the city centre, carrying flags of Imperial Germany and shouting xenophobic slogans such as ‘Germany for Germans, Foreigners out.
The protest was countered by around a 1,300-strong rally who attempted to disrupt the march.
Despite tensions, an escalation was averted due to the presence of officers deployed from all over Germany.
No injuries or arrests have been reported so far.