Before German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) traveling on this Friday afternoon, according to Chemnitz, is a discussion in the city about the visit. Mayor Barbara Ludwig (SPD) told the süddeutsche Zeitung: “I had been invited by Mrs Merkel in September to a civil dialogue on the topic of immigration. Now, with a distance of just under three months, is the question of what their aim is.” If the visit is “a Signal of the society should be cohesion, in a time of polarization, then it is correct and important. Of course, the danger is that the city is again agitated.”

In the ARD morning magazine, Ludwig said, Merkel should contribute to a better cohesion of the citizens. “It can bring something,” said the SPD politician. Chemnitz was “much more than the terrible days of the end of August”. This should show Merkel’s visit. Overall, the society was polarized, for different reasons, “” said Ludwig. The Federal government should help the “fomes a piece to take out”. There was a need for concrete assistance, such as staff in schools and nurseries. Chemnitz was a great effort in the Integration, trust but “limits”.

three months Ago, at 26. August, died in Chemnitz, a 35-year-old man from the consequences of a knife attack. The suspects are from Iraq and Syria. Rights groups organised in the following days, demonstrations in the city, including Pegida and the right-wing populist group Pro Chemnitz. The AfD organized a silent March that was accompanied by Hooligans and Violent. In addition, there were in the city several times to xenophobic Attacks, as well as several attacks on foreign-owned Restaurants.

Neither the Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the Chancellor visited Chemnitz since then. The trip, Merkel will be discussed, therefore, controversial. As well as the mayor, Frank Müller, Chairman of the Board of the industry Association Creative Chemnitz ruled. “From my point of view, the best time for affected visits is already over,” said the co-initiator of the Initiative #neither grey nor brown. The merger of companies, private individuals and the creative industry for a open to the world in Chemnitz.

“talk’s Never too late to”

Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU), said on rbb-info radio: “It is never too late to.” It had then been incorrectly disseminated information. “That’s why we need to talk to each other and things clear up.” In addition, there are “new issues, and that is why it is right that the Chancellor is coming”. As an example, Kretschmer called the migration Pact of the United Nations. This employed many people. “I always notice, that there are also quite aware of incorrect information is spread, what is in this document, how it came about, what effect it will unfold.

Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, chief Executive of the chamber of Commerce and industry (IHK), said: “For a visit in Chemnitz, it is never too late.” Using the Visit of the Chancellor, he wishes for a positive reporting about Chemnitz. “Our entrepreneurs want more media attention for the positive things in our Region – from economic success and successful integration examples.”

Angela Merkel will discuss in the afternoon with the readers of the Free press, Prime Minister Kretschmer and mayor Ludwig will meet you. Previously, she attended the Training of two Junior teams in the Basketball second division Niners Chemnitz.

critics of Merkel and, above all, their policy on asylum and refugees want to go on the edge of the events back on the road. The right-wing populist movement Pro Chemnitz has called every Friday to protests. The meeting will be held this time in sight of the Hartmann factory and not, as usual, at the Karl Marx Monument. Also, it is not excluded that there could be more rallies and protests against the rights group, reported the MDR.

city and police have taken extensive security precautions. Numerous roads are closed and pedestrians will be around the event area to get Through. The police has equipped itself according to its own information with a great line-up for all eventualities. In addition to Saxon officials the forces of the riot police from Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia and the Federal police are in use. Furthermore, communication teams are to prevent possible conflicts.