Sunday, September 2, 2018 2:39:03 PM

Tensions erupted in Chemnitz on Saturday as far-right protesters faced off with police and journalists following a 'silent' anti-migrant march.

Protesters chanted slogans such as 'Wir sind das Volk' and turned against journalists who were documenting the march.

But for YouTuber Feroz Khan, Chemnitz is not as unwelcoming as people make it appear.

"I've had warnings from my relatives in the west, telling me to watch out, don't go outside, there's so much going on in Chemnitz with the right-wing mob," Feroz said, adding: "I walked through the pro-Chemnitz group, no one raised an eyebrow."

Earlier, Alternative for Germany (AfD), the anti-Islam PEGIDA group and the far-right group Pro Chemnitz called on their followers to condemn what they view as a rise in crime committed by migrants.

The march was briefly disrupted by antifa activists who shouted anti-fascist slogans and were then dispersed by police.

A vigil was held for a 35-year-old Cuban-German who was killed during a reported dispute on August 26.

Protests have been flaring up in the eastern German city, with at least six people being injured in riots on August 27, following the death.

Two male suspects from Iraq and Syria, aged 22 and 23, have since been arrested.

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