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German mayor quits over neo-Nazi protest

An honorary mayor of a German village resigns after neo-Nazis were given permission to demonstrate outside his house, the Guardian reports.

Markus Nierth, who became the target of the protest over his support for asylum seekers, says his children are “too precious” to be exposed to the slogans of the National Democratic Party.

Nierth says he did not resign under pressure from rightwing protesters but because authorities failed to offer him and his family protection during the demonstration. Ironically, the demonstration was canceled following his resignation.

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