Mayor in eastern Germany resigns after far-right pressure, citing lack of support

March 9, 2015 2:28 PM

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BERLIN – A mayor in eastern Germany has resigned after far-right protesters angry about plans to house asylum seekers in the village threatened to march on his house.

Markus Nierth says he stepped down as mayor of Troeglitz in Saxony-Anhalt, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Berlin, because local authorities refused to ban the march.

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