Germans outraged after far-right rally forces mayor's resignation

March 10, 2015 1:26 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior German politicians warned on Tuesday that basic freedoms were threatened after a mayor in an eastern town resigned saying local authorities had failed to stop a far-right protest outside his house.

Markus Nierth, the elected and unpaid mayor of Troeglitz, said on Monday he feared for his family's safety after the National Democratic Party (NPD) announced the rally against his plans to house asylum seekers.

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