The continuing anti-immigrant fervour in Europe
Little is known about how or why the brawl started. Police have dismissed rumours circulating online that the man was defending a woman from sexual assault.
But within hours of his death in hospital, news that his killers were suspected to have been a Syrian and an Iraqi man triggered a furious and violent reaction.
For two nights running, hundreds and then thousands of right-wing extremists and sympathisers have taken to the streets.
That's the scene in the eastern German city of Chemnitz - the former Karl-Marx-Stadt, as described by the BBC. On Monday, I said the refugee crisis was still having a seismic impact on Europe. This story in Germany shows that.
Here's the thing: eastern Germany has gone through some very difficult times since ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.