A far-right football fan group called Kaotic Chemnitz called supporters on to the streets after a German man aged 35 was fatally wounded in a fight. Police said several foreigners were involved.
Kaotic Chemnitz – banned from the local club’s stadium – said it wanted to “show who is in charge in the city!”
A city festival was ended abruptly.
The German government strongly condemned the far-right mobilisation.