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German artists launch denunciation campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters - Dotemirates
04/12/2018

German artists launch denunciation campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters

A controversial group of artists has called on the public to name right-wingers who took part in violent anti-immigrant protests in eastern Germany earlier this year. As part of its "Special Commission Chemnitz" campaign, artists at the Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) said they would offer a cash reward for anyone who reveals the identity of some 7,000 protesters and their employers using pictures uploaded to the group's website. "Denounce your work colleagues, neighbors or acquaintances today and collect instant cash," the group said. "Help us to remove these problem Germans from the economy and public office." Time for 'denazification'...


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In perfect rhythm and harmony!

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The Ninth Wave bonded by childhood friendship

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